New LSU commitment talks about decision

Trumaine Johnson of Galena Park, Texas became LSU's 11th commitment earlier this week. The 6-foot-2 255-pound defensive end recently talked about his decision with Tiger Rag.

"I'd been there for unofficials a few times and I hung out with players, and I really felt at home," said Johnson. "This past weekend I came back for my official visit, toured the school, met all the coaches and hung out with more players. What really did it for me was I compared LSU to my neighborhood here, and they're really a lot alike. It just felt like home."

Johnson says hanging out with players like Justin Vincent, Andrew Whitworth and Nate Livings helped show him that LSU was a place he could fit in.

"The atmosphere at LSU makes it seem like a place where you can fit right in," he said. "It's more like a family; you're not just a student-athlete."

Johnson is academically qualified and says he feels firm in his decision. He said he doesn't plan on making any more visits to other schools.

"If so, no more than one, but I don't think so. I might think hard about it, but it would be a waste of time for both me and them," he said.

Johnson says he'll stand out to Tiger fans for his big play ability, and that he's just not another defensive end. He is ready to try and make an impact as soon as possible for Nick Saban's team.

"I'm going to work extremely hard to try and get at least a chance to play as a freshman," he says. "If I have to take a redshirt, I will but I want to try and play somewhere on the team."

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