Measurables: 5-foot-11½, 166 pounds
High school: Lutcher
Committed: Feb. 13, 2016
247Sports position rank: 48 (athlete)
247Sports rating: 3 stars
AT A GLANCE
Kirklin played quarterback at Lutcher, but he’s expected to be a defensive back for the Tigers. He was a key player in Lutcher’s surge to the Class 3A nonselect state title, running for 223 yards, passing for 158 yards and scoring four touchdowns in the championship win over Amite.
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Made all-district team as an athlete and quarterback. … He was named Lutcher’s Most Outstanding Player in the state title game. … Finished his senior season having passed for more than 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“I think he’s another really underrated prospect. He might have some of the better film out there of any of LSU’s commitments, and he played quarterback for Lutcher. He’ll play cornerback for LSU, so playing as a (defensive back), I think he’ll have a bit of adjustment period. But there’s some hope that, just with his athleticism, he can turn into a really good player there.” — 247Sports’ Shea Dixon