Curtis RB joins LSU signing class

The Tigers get a versatile player in the backfield with the addition of Jason Spadoni of John Curtis.

Vital Data: A fitting description for Spadoni might be a fullback with a running back mentality. Or should that be the other way around? A sturdy north-south runner with good speed (4.47), he totaled 1,779 yards and 17 touchdowns on 210 carries as a senior. He can grind out the short-yardage situations and break away from the secondary in the open field.


Tiger Rag's take: If Spadoni ends up at fullback, he would provide the Tigers with perhaps their most versatile player at the position since he is a good receiver out of the backfield. Still, he has a ways to go in terms of being a blocker in the Southeastern Conference.

If he is placed at running back, Spadoni offers the same options but faces much more depth in order to get playing time. He certainly has the makings of a standout special teams coverage player, but he's probably headed for a redshirt in 2002.

The Scoop: Spadoni needs to get a better standardized test score in order to qualify for next season. He picked he Tigers over Alabama, Michigan and Ole Miss, who were all looking at him as a running back.

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