Signing Day Capsule: DJ Chark

LSU has received a National Letter of Intent from WR DJ Chark. The three-star prospect is officially a Tiger.

One of the bigger surprises in LSU's class is a player that turned Les Miles' head in camp this past summer. Alexandria Senior High School wide receiver D.J. Chark, who played through his sophomore season at Winnfield (where he helped lead the Tigers to the 2A state finals), secured an unexpected offer from LSU in June 2013, extended by Miles in his office after watching Chark intently during one-on-one drills.

Days later, on June 10, 2013, Chark gave his pledge to LSU and Miles, ending what was an extremely brief recruiting cycle for modern standards. Chark's first offer came a month prior, in May 2013, when Southeastern (La.) and Memphis entered the fray. Tulane was next, followed by Oklahoma State, which saw Chark in person at camp in Stillwater right before his trek to Baton Rouge for LSU's camp. His recruitment had picked up steam quickly, but, in less than a month's time from his initial offer, Chark jumped on the opportunity to remain in-state at LSU.

The three-star prospect, who originally drew looks at receiver and defensive back, has maintained steadfast contact with receivers coach Adam Henry and special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. Chark never wavered in his pledge to LSU, and he took his official visit to campus on Jan. 24, 2014.

At 6-1, 170 pounds, Chark is a probable redshirt candidate given LSU's young depth in the receiving corps. Once he does reach the field, Chark gives the Bayou Bengals versatility with his quickness and penchant for making acrobatic catches. Miles reportedly told Chark during camp he could play in the slot or at the X- and Z-receiver positions for the Tigers.


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