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LSU Football: Maquedius Bain Commits to Play for Tigers

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Matthew DickerContributor IIINovember 15, 2016

Hotly recruited defensive tackle Maquedius Bain announced on Wednesday that he will call Baton Rouge home, committing to play for the LSU Tigers.

Bain will join an already loaded LSU defense that allowed only 16.9 points per game in 2012. The Tigers will be looking to replace senior DT Josh Downs, junior defensive end Sam Montgomery and junior DT Bennie Logan, each who could be headed for the NFL draft and leaving large gaps in the gifted LSU defensive line.

Bain, who currently attends high school in Fort Lauderdale, initially committed to Florida State before decommitting in July. He considered offers from Miami, Florida, Alabama, and USC, but after his December visit to LSU, word spread that it was only a matter of time until he announced that he would be a Tiger (AndTheValleyShook.com)

ESPN ranks Bain as the 43rd best player and sixth best defensive tackle in his recruiting class, noting his strength and quickness. Other scouting websites are not as sold on Bain's upside, with Scout.com ranking him the 27th best defensive tackle available and Rivals.com ranking him 40th at the position.

Bain is still learning the intricacies of the position, but at over 300 pounds, he already has the body and strength of a starting college player. 

Bain had stated that he would declare his decision at Friday's Under Armour All-American Game, but announced (ESPN) after the game's Wednesday practice that he would commit to play at LSU, perhaps helping to soften the blow to Tiger faithful of Monday's Chick-fil-A Bowl loss.

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