It continues to be a good week for LSU football.
First, Saturday’s big 45-21 win over Auburn.
Wednesday a big commitment as JaCoby Stevens, a consensus 2017 four-star prospect, announced he was picking the Tigers.
Stevens had major SEC offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, but the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, prospect told Rivals.com his family and summer trips in Louisiana sealed the deal for LSU.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Stevens said he likely projects as a safety or cornerback.
Stevens is ranked No. 24 on ESPN’s Junior 300 for 2017 and the nation’s No. 3 athlete prospect. He’s ranked No. 58 by 24/7 Sports (No. 5 athlete), No. 72 by Rivals (No. 3 athlete) and No. 181 by Scout (No. 25 wide receiver).
Stevens joins Lafayette Northside defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin as LSU’s second commitment for 2017. Shelvin (6-2, 329) is also a top 100, four-star prospect.
LSU has 18 commitments for 2016. The Tigers’ 2016 class is rated No. 2 nationally behind Ohio State, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite national rankings.
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