Wilson explains why LSU

Big interior lineman D'Montreal Wilson has spent much of the last three days thinking about the scholarship offer he received from Les Miles on junior day.

Wilson was contemplating whether to accept the offer from the home state school or see what other offers come his way through the recruiting process.

On Wednesday afternoon Wilson decided he had seen and heard enough.

"I decided LSU was where I wanted to go and I was already getting tired of schools calling," said the 6-4, 300-pounder from Rayville (La.). "I love LSU and think it is a great school."

In this day and age it is common for some prospects to commit to one school and then later waiver on that pledge in favor of another one.

That exact scenario popped up in early February with Miles' 2006 class and while that may happen again for 2007 do not expect Wilson to be the bearer of bad news.

"We take a commitment pretty serious over here," said Rayville head coach Bo Barton. "A commitment is just that. It is a commitment. I told D'Montreal to make sure that he knew for sure before he committed somewhere.

"He walked into my office today and said coach I want to commit to LSU. So, we called down there and he told coach (Stacey) Searels that he wanted to be a Tiger."

Barton feels that Wilson has the makings of a special offensive tackle at the next level but there is some talk of him playing on the other side of the ball.

"At junior day they talked about playing defensive tackle and on the offensive line," said Wilson. "I don't really care where I play. I just want to play for LSU."

The Tigers now have three commitments for 2007 counting Gabriel Bryant and John Williams.

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