Miles received word the day before Christmas Eve that he had his man.
"I called coach Miles this past Friday and told him that I was ready to commit," said four-star linebacker Derrick Odom of Jackson (Miss.) Callaway.
What made Odom (6-2, 205, 4.6) give the Tigers the nod over Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and the rest of the schools that offered?
"When I went to LSU over the summer I knew then that it would be hard for any other school to top what they had," said Odom "They have the facilities, the players and a good coaching staff. When I went on my visit and my family saw how close it was that pretty much was it. I knew it was time to get it over with."
LSU now has 22 commitments for 2006 counting Trindon Holliday, who signed with the Tigers last year but "gray-shirted" and will count against this year's numbers.
Crunching the numbers on Odom: (Sr.) 164 tackles, 8 sacks, 2 interceptions, 12 forced fumbles and 6 fumble recoveries/2.6 GPA/17 ACT
Odom pulls the trigger on Tigers
Tiger Blitz Top Stories
LSU turning finesse into power in run gameWhile LSU could have reinvented the wheel when Steve Ensminger took over the Tigers' offense, LSU instead turned finesse into power in their running game.
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 4:00 AM
Recruits react to LSU's win over Ole MissFollowing LSU's win over Ole Miss in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, recruits sounded off on how they felt about it to Tiger Blitz.
Tiger BlitzSunday at 10:00 AM
LSU's halftime adjustments on defense keyAfter coming down to earth a bit after the first half that saw LSU's defense surrender 21 points, Dave Aranda made adjustments and fixed the issues, leading to a smothering second…
Tiger BlitzSunday at 9:33 AM
Orgeron, LSU picks up signature winEd Orgeron won a signature win against a top 25 opponent here Saturday night at home in Death Valley against rival Ole Miss in convincing fashion 38-21. Orgeron, who has run his…
Tiger BlitzSunday at 12:55 AM