Signee Update: Maquedius Bain

Maquedius Bain is entering LSU at a position of need for the Tigers along the defensive line and also as one of the top signees in the class of 2013 for the Bayou Bengals. TSD's Austin Cooper takes a look at the recruitment of Bain, his skills and what his freshman campaign should look like in Baton Rouge.

Over the last decade, LSU has become known as a school that produces elite defensive linemen on a yearly basis. The Tigers produce draft picks along the line nearly every season and it shouldn't be slowing down any time soon with the talent that the staff is bringing in.

Maquedius Bain of the University School of Nova (Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.) is yet another elite defensive tackle to sign with the LSU program and he figures to contribute early in his career with the Bayou Bengals.

TSD's Austin Cooper breaks down the recruitment, skillset and potential freshman impact of Bain as part of a series that takes a look at LSU's class of 2013 signees prior to the players reporting to campus.

Recruiting Rewind

Bain – rated as a four-star prospect and No. 32 defensive tackle in the class of 2013 – had quite a winding road throughout his recruiting process. It was known all along that Bain had sincere interest in LSU after picking up an offer from the Tigers early in the process. Bain held offers from both Florida State and Miami, but instead elected to leave the state of Florida to play his college football. The attraction of being a defensive lineman at LSU was too much for any other school to overcome with Bain.

When Bain finally did make a decision, there was some confusion coming from his side and the LSU side. The 6-4 290 pound Bain gave the LSU staff his commitment while on an official visit in December of his senior year. However, that commitment did not go public until Bain announced during the week leading up to the Under Armour All-American Game. The recruitment of Bain may also help the Tigers land one of Florida's top defensive backs for the class of 2014 in former teammate Quincy Wilson.

Skills Analysis

For a tackle, Bain is extremely athletic and some even believed that he had the ability to play end in certain schemes. The talented lineman has a great burst off of the line and has an incredibly quick first step. He has good strength and can get up field and after the quarterback quickly. His skillset fits in almost exactly with what LSU looks for in their defensive linemen, which is based on speed. With what he can do on the field, Bain should have a solid and very productive career for the Tigers.

Freshman Impact

LSU lost Bennie Logan and Josh Downs from the tackle position following the 2012 season. After losing those two, it was imperative that the Tigers replace them with solid talent in the 2013 class. They did just that by signing Bain and North Carolina standout Greg Gilmore.

The Tigers currently have several tackles ready to handle the load this season in Ego Ferguson, Anthony Johnson, Quentin Thomas, Christian Lacouture and Mickey Johnson. However, Bain figures to move ahead of several of those players once he is on campus. The hopes are for Bain to come in ready to contribute so that he can step on the field and be productive for the Tigers during his freshman campaign. It is a definite possibility at this point that Bain will make a significant contribution for LSU in the 2013 season, especially given his skillset and how much defensive line coach Brick Haley values speed and quickness on his line.


Prior to all players reporting to Baton Rouge on June 7th, TSD is analyzing LSU's 2013 signing class. Just in case you missed it, a full list of updates is below.

DE Michael Patterson
DE Lewis Neal
DE Tashawn Bower
WR Kevin Spears
OL K.J. Malone
CB Tre'Davious White
LB Kendell Beckwith
DEF Melvin Jones
OG Josh Boutte
DT Greg Gilmore
DE Frank Herron
TE Desean Smith

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