LSU signee Chidi Valentine-Okeke has been cleared to report to LSU this fall, Les Miles said Thursday during a private meeting with reporters at SEC Media Days.
The four-star offensive lineman had his enrollment delayed while the NCAA looked closer at his transcripts. He missed summer workouts with the team, but will be able to join them once fall camp starts next month.
Another LSU signee didn't receive positive news though.
Miles also said Thursday that junior college defensive back Jeremy Cutrer won't enroll at LSU, and he has been "set free" from his National Letter of Intent. Cutrer was originally a member of LSU's 2013 class, but didn't have the grades to make it then.
He spent two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC where he played both wide receiver and defensive back. LSU signed him again as a member of the 2015 class, but academics once again held Cutrer back and he won't be able to continue his collegiate career in Baton Rouge.
Valentine-Okeke will though, and he'll add to the depth along the offensive line this season.
Originally a member of the 2016 class, the native Nigerian reclassified to 2015. That accelerated his recruitment, and LSU was one of several schools to enter the mix. The Tigers were still considered a longshot contender until Valentine-Okeke surprisingly announced his commitment about a week before National Signing Day.
Valentine-Okeke will likely redshirt in 2015, but the LSU coaches are excited about his potential.
Chidi Valentine-Okeke cleared to report
Tiger Blitz Top Stories
Rapid Reaction: LSU at AuburnNo. 18 LSU dropped to 2-2 on Saturday with an 18-13 loss at Auburn Saturday night.
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 6:15 PM
Gameday Central: LSU vs. AuburnTiger Blitz has you covered with Gameday Central ahead of LSU's road matchup against Auburn tonight at 5 pm CT.
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 10:21 AM
Tiger Bites Sept. 23: Inside Everything LSUCome inside another edition of Tiger Bites: Inside Everything LSU with the latest on an LSU hoops target, commits' visit reactions and where targets are visiting this weekend.
Tiger BlitzFriday at 11:00 AM
Scouting: Attack Auburn with Vertical AttackTiger Blitz' Murf Baldwin takes on Cam Cameron's offensive philosophy and how LSU can attack Auburn with the passing game this weekend in this Advanced Scouting report.
Tiger BlitzFriday at 3:53 AM
4-star safety talks LSU visit, recruitment2017 four-star Plaquemine (La.) safety Todd Harris recapped his LSU visit and where his recruitment stands.
Tiger BlitzWednesday at 7:25 AM