As Signing Day dawns, the LSU Tigers have received a few exciting last-second switcharoos.
The Tigers had a good, not great, class heading into today. It was talented, speedy, and on par with some of the other classes in the SEC. But it was below what Tiger fans had come to expect from Les Miles and company in the recruiting department.
Then, kids who were soft commits elsewhere started sending surprise letters of intent to the Tigers, and things in the Bayou got a little sunnier.
The first was WR Kadron Boone. Boone, who was a soft commitment to Texas Tech, took a visit to LSU to close out his recruitment. He signed with the Tigers early this morning.
In Boone, the Tigers diversify their WR talents. They now have a strong, physical receiver who makes great plays underneath and beats teams with YAC to complement their tall, hulking receivers on the outside.
The next late defection to Baton Rouge was J.C. Copeland, a four-star defensive end who was set to sign with Tennessee this morning, but instead, joined LSU.
Copeland, who will probably play strongside DE, helps the Tigers out immensely in the pass-rush and will replenish a defensive line that has played below expectations since the days of Glenn Dorsey and Pierre-Louis.
As letters of intent whizz around the country, look for LSU to be the benefactors of some more late defections. Miles is one of the strongest closers in the country, and Chaz Green and Adrian Coxson still have yet to decide.
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