K’Lavon Chaisson

K’Lavon Chaisson

K’Lavon Chaisson, a four-star defensive end from Houston, has committed to LSU, signing with the Tigers Wednesday morning at North Shore High.

Chaisson, an Under Armour All-American, chose LSU over Texas and Florida. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect is the 4th-best weak-side defensive end and the No. 37 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He’s the No. 5 player from Texas.


LSU staff members celebrated the news of Chaisson's commitment by repeatedly chanting, "Meatball!" Chaisson's primary recruiter is Tigers outside linebackers coach Dennis Johnson, whose nickname is "Meatball."

Chaisson – who officially visited the Tigers on Jan. 13 – had a total of 24 offers, including six Southeastern Conference schools.

Chaisson is the 23rd addition to LSU’s class. He's the Tigers’ third defensive end signee but the first weak-side defensive end. The Tigers also have a pair of strong-side defensive ends in the class: Spanish Fort, Alabama, three-star prospect Justin Thomas and Baton Rouge three-star prospect Aaron Moffitt.