Miles visiting top recruits around the state

Recruiting has definitely picked up a head of steam for Les Miles and the LSU assistants over the past month. In the last three weeks, the Tigers have increased their commitment total from one to five and number six could jump on board any day now.

"I was going to go down there last Saturday and talk to the coaches but the trip fell through," said West Monroe (La.) star safety Shomari Clemons (6-2, 205, 4.5). "I was going to commit then but I had some transportation problems."

Clemons said he spoke with Miles a week ago and the topic of the conversation was his pending commitment.

"He was just asking me if I was going to go ahead and commit," Clemons said. "I told him it's only a matter of time. I would like to do it in person but I may end up committing over the phone."

Thus far, coaches from Ole Miss, Arkansas, Auburn and Florida have been seen at West Monroe spring practices. Ole Miss has already offered and the other three could be close to doing the same.

Does Miles have anything to worry about?

"Not at all," said Clemons.

Whenever Clemons' name gets tossed around in recruiting circles the first thing you hear is that the kid has a lot of talent but he has a lot of work to do in the classroom. He will be the first to tell you that he has to buckle down with his academics but if he continues on the current pace then he may just qualify.

"I've been doing a lot better the last half of the year," he said. "I take the test in June for the first time and then we will see where I stand."

Even if Clemons fails to meet NCAA eligibility requirements he will have at least one offer waiting on him.

"Coach Miles said if I don't qualify my scholarship will be there," he said. "We haven't talked about it yet but I guess that means they will place me at a junior college."

So when can LSU fans expect Clemons to give his pledge?

"It could be any day," he said.

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