Rapidly rising high school DT Maquedius Bain from the University School of Nova South (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) has committed to the LSU Tigers, according to 247 Sports' Shea Dixon:
2013 DT Maquedius Bain has committed to #LSU.— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) January 2, 2013
The prized recruit is rated as a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports. At 6'3", 308 pounds, Bain brings a lot of brawn and athleticism to the position, and his massive height will only be an asset for him as he decides which school to attend.
Originally committed to Florida State, Bain's options increased during his junior season, as he has now received 16 offers from marquee programs.
In a report by Jake Brown of Rivals.com, Bain made it clear who his top five were, and it was an elite list to be sure:
You've got (Miami), LSU, USC and Oklahoma. That's really the top four that's been hanging around for this while. I talk to Oklahoma, LSU and UM all the time. USC I talk to sometimes. I have a good relationship with coaches so I just take it slow.
Brown noted that the University of Miami was the closest to home, and that Bain really liked the way head coach Al Golden has built the Hurricanes' program. It turns out that the lure of the hometown 'Canes wasn't enough to ultimately tip his decision.
Something that has created a lot of debate about his prospects as a college player is Bain's transition from the basketball court onto the gridiron, as ESPN's scouting report indicates. But a lack of experience in organized football hasn't hampered some non-collegiate players' transition to the NFL, and considering Bain's talent, he should make the move smoothly.
Bain is listed at No. 43 among players at his position in the 2013 class per 247 Sports, and despite being raw he has the opportunity to make an instant impact for the Tigers.