Signing Day Capsule: Ed Paris

CB Ed Paris has already enrolled at LSU, but with the rest of the 2014 class coming to completion, we take a look at what makes Paris one of the top CBs in the country.

There was perhaps no bigger (non-LSU staffer) recruiter for the Tigers in the Class of 2014 than cornerback Ed Paris. The New Orleans native, relocated to Arlington, Tex., after Hurricane Katrina, may not have given his pledge to LSU until Feb. 25, 2013, late in his junior year, but Paris has said since it had always been LSU. After his commitment Paris turned his attention toward gaining others for the Tigers.

The nation's No. 7 cornerback, Paris had offers from a plethora of top-flight programs, including Baylor, Clemson, Florida and Florida State. But LSU, led by the efforts of defensive backs coach Corey Raymond and receivers coach Adam Henry, made it known to Paris early and often that he was a priority (LSU was also the first to offer in Paris' freshman year). Even defensive coordinator John Chavis stopped by Paris' high school for a visit in Jan. 2013, roughly a month before Paris pulled the trigger.

Aside from having plenty of family still residing in Louisiana, Paris has tabbed strength coach Tommy Moffitt as one of the big reasons he fell in love with the idea of playing for LSU. The four-star prospect was an Army All-American and signed a Financial Aid Agreement, which allowed him to enroll early at LSU, which he did along with quarterback signee Brandon Harris on Jan. 15, 2014.

Paris, 6-1 and 190 pounds, is a physical cornerback, known for his ability to jam and press at the line of scrimmage as well as a penchant for hitting hard and arriving at the ball in a bad mood. He has the skill set to play safety, but Paris will start his Tiger career learning the ropes at cornerback, where he'll mentor under rising sophomores Rashard Robinson and Tre'Davious White. Look for Paris to see the field some in year one.

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