Miss. DB Pegues could be nice fit at LSU

LSU will lose two of the top cornerbacks in the country when Corey Webster and Travis Daniels graduate after the upcoming season. <br><br> Nick Saban needs to sign a couple of corners that can help ease the loss and one he would like to sign is Derek Pegues of Batesville-South Panola (Miss.).

Pegues' style of play fits in well with LSU's scheme because of his man-to-man cover skills. He said he also plays run the well and is not afraid to get a little physical.

"I have good speed and the ability to cover in man-to-man," said the 5-11, 190-pounder who has 4.5-speed in the forty. "I don't mind going up and throwing a lick either. You can't play for my high school if you don't like to hit."

Pegues is sitting on eight scholarship offers right now and he knows what part of the country he wants to play his college ball at. He claims an offer from LSU and he has the Tigers at the top of his list.

"I'm keeping my eye on all of the SEC schools because I really want to play down South," he said. "Tennessee, Arkansas and LSU stand out the most right now but LSU and Tennessee are heads on."

Saban's reputation for grooming defensive backs and getting them ready for the NFL is one of the main reasons LSU is in the thick of things with this talented athlete.

"I like the one-on-one attention you get from coach Saban," said Pegues who claims to be academically qualified. "I know if I play for LSU it will help me out a lot and give me a better chance at making it to the league (NFL). I like their style of play and how they leave their corners on an island and let them play."

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