Tyler Shelvin's heart is with LSU

Tyler Shelvin last month became the second recruit to commit to LSU's 2017 class. How happy is he with that decision?

Tyler Shelvin is quite literally the big man on Lafayette (La.) Northside's campus.

At 6-foot-2, 330 pounds, he's probably the largest. But he's also quite popular now that he's committed to the state's best football program. Shelvin made that pledge a little less than a month ago, and he's still basking in the glory that comes with it.

“My heart and mind is set on LSU," Shelvin said. "I love it up there. It’s the best. It’s where I always wanted to be.”

Shelvin already ranks as a four-star prospect in the 2017 class. He caught everyone's eye last summer as one of the top performers at LSU's camp, regardless of age. The Tigers made their interest official when they offered him on May 11. He committed on the spot.

Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron was a big reason why.

“Coach O is great," Shelvin said. "He’s like another dad for me. He looks out for me and everything. He’s a great person. He talks a lot. He’s just the best. That’s all I can say.”

Death Valley played a part too.

"I just love the atmosphere and everything," he said. "It’s very exciting when they’re coming out of the tunnel...I feel like I wanted to get out there with them.”

Shelvin and five-star Dylan Moses are the first two members of LSU's 2017 class. Shelvin's goal is to add more to that list.

“I’m trying to get more to come," he said, "and we're going to be great.”

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