LSU Football: Son of NBA Legend Karl Malone Commits to the Tigers

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterMarch 31, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 22:  A player warms up in front of a detail of the logo on the field of the LSU Tigers prior to the the game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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A couple of prospects delivered verbal commitments to LSU on Saturday, and one of them comes from a family that you may know.

K.J. Malone, the son of 14-time NBA All-Star Karl Malone, committed to play football for the Tigers in 2013, according to Shea Dixon of The 6'4", 300-pound offensive lineman from Cedar Creek High School in Ruston, La. is rated as a 3-star prospect according to, and chose the Tigers over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

It's the second verbal commitment of the day for LSU, who hosted several visitors during its annual spring game on Saturday.  

Michael Patterson, a 6'4", 232-pound defensive end from Winnfield (La.) Senior High School, also committed to LSU, according to Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Patterson is also a three-star prospect according to, and is the 20th-ranked player in the state of Louisiana.  

Both players were in attendance at LSU's spring game to deliver their commitments in-person to the coaching staff.

LSU now has nine players committed for the 2013 recruiting class.