Stevenson an intriguing LSU commitment

One of the more intriguing additions to LSU's 2004 recruiting class in the last month is cornerback Mario Stevenson of North East Mississippi Junior College in Booneville, Miss.<br><br>The 6-foot-1 192-pound cover man has drawn some lofty comparisons to the likes of Deion Sanders.

A former high school receiver, Stevenson tells Tiger Rag he's found a good home on the other side of the ball. "I miss wide receiver sometimes," Stevenson said. "But DB is a bigger challenge. When that ball is in the air, it's up for grabs."

Stevenson excels in man coverage and cites LSU's heavy use of man-to-man this year with corners Corey Webster and Travis Daniels as something that attracted him to the team.

"They realy believe in getting after the quarterback," Stevenson said "Coach Saban also coaches the DBs, and I really like that."

"LSU has a good program and they're going to compete for national championships."

Stevenson will graduate in December and enroll in LSU in January.

"I'm really looking forward to getting in there and learning the system," he said "It's a great system and I think we're going to be competing for titles."

Stevenson says he doesn't worry about his prime-time comparisons.

"I'm just going to be Mario Stevenson," he says. "That's all I can be."

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