Mouton committed to LSU on Friday, becoming the Tigers' 15th pledge in the 2015 class. He ranks No. 22 at his position and will also be utilized in the H-Back role in LSU's offense. Mouton caught seven touchdowns last season, helping Acadiana to a state title.
Mouton originally planned to announce his commitment Monday during a ceremony at his school. But he said he didn't need to waste any more time to make his pledge to the home-state school.
"It didn't make any difference, so I just did it today. I wanted to get it over with. LSU is close to home. My family and friends only have to drive an hour to come watch me play."
Mouton ultimately chose the Tigers over Alabama, Ole Miss and Miami. LSU had been considered a heavy favorite since they offered him in May. That's when the Tigers really turned up the heat, and TE coach Steve Ensminger started to forge a strong relationship with Mouton.
He was on campus last weekend for the Tigers' Elite Camp, and that visit made him ready to pull the trigger.
"Me and Coach Ensminger spent a lot of time together. He was showing me how they're going to play me at multiple positions. I'm comfortable with that and I'm willing to learn new things.
Mouton could wear several different hats in the LSU offense. They plan to line him up as a traditional tight end, but also utilize him in the slot or even out of the backfield. The Tigers signed a similar player in Tony Upchurch in the 2014 signing class.
Mouton said he's excited about the prospects of having several different roles in the offense.
"I can line up in the wide receiver position and beat a cornerback because I'm bigger than them, or a linebacker because I'm faster than them," Mouton said. "It won't be a problem for me to line up at these different positions because I'm an athlete."
Mouton rates as a three-star prospect, the No. 22 TE in the country. He's the second tight end in the Tigers' 2015 class, though Hanner Shipley figures to be more of a blocker on the next level. Mouton also makes the eighth in-state commit for LSU.
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