East Jefferson football player DeShawn Raymond

East Jefferson cornerback Deshawn Raymond verbally committed to TCU on Friday night.

The 6-foot-1, 190 pound three-year starter announced his decision Friday night on Fox 8 Football Friday, a local high school football show.

He chose TCU over LSU, Mississippi State, Nebraska and Arkansas.

Raymond had 28 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries entering Friday night’s game against Franklinton.

“Deshawn plays his position with intensity and he just has great skills,” East Jefferson coach Mark Martin said. “People don’t throw a lot to his side of the field.”

Raymond took an unofficial visit to LSU last weekend when the Tigers beat Ole Miss.

He also took official visits to Mississippi State, Nebraska and TCU.

Raymond helped East Jefferson to the Class 4A state championship during his junior season.

“He is a great person and a great young man and very dependable,” Martin said.

Warren Easton receiver Tyron Johnson, a five-star recruit and rated the country’s second best receiver by ESPN, said in an interview with The New Orleans Advocate on Tuesday that Raymond is the best cornerback he has faced.

Raymond plans to graduate in December and enroll for the spring semester.