Under Armour All-American safety Todd Harris will stick around and stay in-state with the Tigers. Harris committed on ESPNU on Wednesday, saying the chance to stay at home was too much.
"This has been a long journey. I'm just ready to get this over with. I was so happy I was able to live my dream and get a great education. With that being said, I will take my talents to LSU University," Harris said.
Ed Orgeron was able to keep the four-star safety home and kept him at home.
"Coach O said the program is going to excel. The whole message was to stay at home and play for your state and be a Tiger. At the end of the day, I felt this was the right place," Harris said on ESPNU.
Harris joins one of the best defensive back classes in the country with fellow four-star safety Grant Delpit and five-star safety Jacoby Stevens. Both are already enrolled at LSU this fall. Harris is the fifth defensive back to land with LSU along with cornerbacks Jontre Kirklin and Kary Vincent, Jr..
SCOUT EVALUATION OF TODD HARRIS:
"Harris has what you want in an elite defensive back. He is a versatile kid with the potential to play corner or safety on the next level. He has that size you like at corner now who can play with those bigger wideouts in college. As a safety, he can come downhill and deliver the hit in run support and make a play on the ball in coverage. There is a lot to like in Harris. He closes on the ball fast and he is football tough. His range and instincts stand out on the back-end of the defense as well." -Chad Simmons