Another Junior Day commitment

Green Oaks-Shreveport athlete Tredavious White followed up this pledge of Salmen's Chuck Baker with a verbal commitment of his own, giving LSU three commitments for the class of 2013.

The LSU staff kept momentum rolling on Saturday with a commitment from Green Oaks-Shreveport athlete Tredavious White.

"It feels great to be a Tiger," White said. "It's a dream come true for me. I have been around the program enough now to know that this is my home."

White's familiarity with LSU runs deeper than most Louisiana prospects.

His godbrother is former LSU cornerback Mo Claiborne, who came out of Fair Park-Shreveport in 2009 and is expected to be drafted in the top 10 picks in the first round of the NFL Draft.

"Now I get to follow in his footsteps, and that's something I know he's proud I accomplished," White said.

White began to spend time around LSU during the summers while Claiborne was in college, which helped the rising star on the Shreveport scene get a consistent feel for what the Tigers had to offer student-athletes.

"I went down for camps when I was going into 10th and 11th grade," White said. "I have been around for a couple years now. I know everyone now. It's family."

After being offered by Les Miles at the Boys from the Boot Junior Day in January, White's February visit left him little more to contemplate in terms of a decision.

"I saw everything I needed to see, and I loved the environment and everything about LSU," White said. "I told my mom and dad, and they were happy. It's a free education at a great school. For them, that's most important thing is to get my education."

White said Saturday's decision was made easier by the environment the coaches had created in what turned into a jam-packed Junior Day.

"The coaches really made me comfortable and let me know they wanted me to be there," White said. "They are top of the line coaches. They care about it. And they will help me get a degree. So I told them I wanted to be a Tiger."

White said the discussion with Miles was mostly one-sided - at least to start.

"Coach Miles didn't even put pressure on me, so I went ahead and did it on my own," White said. "I told him I wanted to be a Tiger.

"He was pleased. He smiled big and said that I made his day."

Where does the 5-foot-10, 175-pound speedster project at the next level?

"Coach Miles just said that if I keep working I could be anywhere on the field, offense or defense," White said. "It could also be returning kicks or punts. But in terms of a position, it is wide receiver or cornerback."

"Just like Mo when he came in."

White is the third commitment for the class of 2013, joining Loranger athlete Jeryl Brazil and Salmen wide receiver Chuck Baker.

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