LSU Football Recruiting: Commit of 4-Star TE Adds to Tigers' Impressive Class
The LSU Tigers' 2013 recruiting class just got even more impressive with the addition of 4-star tight end DeSean Smith.
Smith, from Lake Charles, Louisiana, becomes the 18th commitment for Les Miles and company and he joins a class that is already stacked with talent. While recruiting to a huge football power like LSU may not seem like a huge task, remember that the Tigers have to compete with the likes of Alabama, Florida and Georgia—who are all hot on the recruiting trail—so every commit is a huge win for the program.
With this addition, LSU appears to be getting a player that is talented, but is willing to do what it takes to help is team to win, according to quotes via William Weathers of TigerBait.com:
Smith caught 43 passes for 764 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011 for a Barbe team that went 8-4 and lost to eventual Class 5A state champion West Monroe in the regionals.
"I see myself doing everything a tight end should do," Smith said. "Catch, block, make big plays, make big blocks for his team to help win a national championship. I'm there to play for the team, not myself."
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As a future tight end for a LSU program that is notorious for their focus on the run game, this attitude may prove crucial towards Smith's success.
He will also benefit from the fact that he's 6'4'', 222 pounds. He should have no problem matching up with big SEC defensive lineman. A look at any of his highlights would suggest that he's also comfortable if asked to split out though, and his size can make him a force in between the seams.
Simply put, he has the talent to do everything he wants to do for the Tigers, so LSU fans should feel pretty good about this commitment.
The Tigers current 2013 commit list now features 13 4-star star players, including Smith according to Rivals.
While Alabama may be getting all the headlines for their recruiting, and Florida and Georgia are pulling in nice hauls, LSU is quietly building a very impressive class that just got even better.
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