Lott commits to LSU

LSU needs a couple of tight ends in the 2006 class and the Tigers picked one up on Tuesday when J.D. Lott (6-4, 222, 4.6) pulled the trigger.

Lott was in town over the weekend for an unofficial visit and after taking some time to ponder over his trip he decided it was time to put an end to the madness.

"I knew that was where I wanted to go but just I didn't want to do it there," said the Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian product. "I wanted to go home and think about it just to make sure. That is where I wanted to be so I got it over with."

LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher took the lead role in recruiting Lott and he was the one that received the good news Tuesday night.

"I called coach Fisher and he was in a meeting but I left him a message telling him I had something go tell him," Lott said. "He called me right back and he was real excited. Then I got to tell coach (Les) Miles and he was also real excited."

LSU and Vanderbilt were neck and neck heading into last weekend but his trip to the Bayou sealed the deal for the Tigers.

"Once I got down there I just loved it," he said. "The coaches went into detail about the chance for early playing time. That was something I wanted and they offer that."

Playing time was a big factor but it was not the deciding factor.

"I really just loved all the coaches too," he said. "Those fans were awesome and the students were so crazy. Once I went there I knew I couldn't play in a better atmosphere that that."

A few days ago Lott was planning on taking some more official visits but now those plans have come to a screeching halt.

"I'm done other than going back to LSU," he said. "I might go to some football games with my family but as far I'm concerned I'm solid to LSU."

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