Five-star signee gains acceptance

The No. 1 LB in the Class of 2014 gained his acceptance to LSU on Wednesday, five days before the summer semester begins.

Five-star signee Clifton Garrett gained "provisional acceptance" to LSU on Wednesday, five days before the start of the summer semester and two days before most of the Tigers' signing class arrives to campus.

According to the official LSU web site, "provisional acceptance" is granted when "it is impossible to obtain final records prior to scheduled registration dates." According to Garrett's trainer, the University is simply waiting on Garrett's final transcripts, and he will be fine so long as those documents arrive within 30 days of the first day of classes.

Garrett has also been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center — formerly known as the Clearinghouse.

Garrett was one of the defensive jewels of the Tigers' 2014 signing class, ranked a five-star prospect and the No. 1 MLB in the country. Garrett, who hails from the Chicago area, was also an U.S. Army All-American.

He committed to the Tigers in December 2013, about eight months after visiting campus for the first time. His first trip to Baton Rouge came for the LSU Spring Game in April of that year, then returned for an official visit when the Tigers played Texas A&M on Nov. 23.

Garrett plans to move into his dorm this weekend along with the rest of his fellow signees. They'll begin arriving Friday.

For more on Garrett gaining his acceptance to LSU, head to the TSD Message Board and discuss his impact for the Tigers.


Fellow 2014 signee Travonte Valentine will not move to campus this weekend, though there's nothing worry about in regards to his academic standings. Valentine will be squared away to enroll for the second half of summer classes. For more information on why, head to the TSD Message Board for the latest on Valentine's situation.

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