Denham Springs defensive end Caleb Roddy became LSU’s 12th commitment for its 2016 on Monday afternoon.
The 6-foot-5, 241-pound Roddy committed to the Tigers at of LSU’s offensive/defensive lineman camp.
Roddy wasn’t the only District 4-5A lineman to commit to a major football power. Zachary offensive lineman Kelton Hollins committed to TCU during a combine camp held at St. Amant.
LSU became the 32nd school to offer Roddy, a three-star prospect according to 247 Sports, a scholarship and he quickly accepted.
“I’d like to thank every school that believed in me and offered me a scholarship,” Roddy said on Twitter. “I have decided to close my recruiting process and commit to the best school in the country. I am officially an LSU Tiger.”
Roddy is the first defensive end committed to the Tigers, but is part of an already impressive haul of defensive linemen from south Louisiana.
Defensive tackles Edwin Alexander of St. Thomas Aquinas and Glen Logan of Destrehan previously committed to LSU.
“We thought an offer might be coming and he deserves it,” DSHS coach Dru Nettles said. “He’s got a lot of things going for him and in a way I’m a little surprised he committed so fast. But growing up in Louisiana, I think every kid dreams of playing at LSU. We’re happy for him.”
The 6-3, 297-pound Hollins is projected as a center by TCU.
“Kelton’s work ethic is unbelievable and he’s been a great leader for our offense,” Zachary coach David Brewerton said. “He told me he’d probably commit to TCU if coach (Gary) Patterson was there. It’s a good move for him.”
Hollins said TCU moved to the forefront of his recruitment after he attended the Horned Frogs’ spring game.
“They made me feel like family from the start,” he said. “When they offered today it felt right, so I committed.”