Tigers Pick Up 14th Commitment!

LSU will lose Chris Jackson after this season and Les Miles will have to find a couple of guys to split up the kicking and punting chores for the next few years.

The Tigers have a commitment from Andrew Crutchfield and now you can add Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway kicker Josh Jasper to the commit list.


"I committed about a month ago," Josh Jasper told Tiger Rag. "I went down to camp and then committed a couple of weeks after that."


Jasper was a Class 5A First Team All-State kicker as a junior and also won the 2005 American General Mr. Football Kicker of the Year Award after nailing 17 of 21 field goals and 53 of 57 extra points.


What made him take Miles up on the scholarship offer?


"They have an extremely good program and I liked the facilities and everything," jasper said. "Their stadium is amazing and I liked their campus and everything. They have some really good football facilities too with the indoor and outdoor practice fields."


With Jasper and Crutchfield both in the fold, LSU should be set in the kicking game department for several years to come.


As for the roles that each will have with the Tigers, Jasper said, "I think I am going to primarily handle the field goals and extra points and they have another guy that will handle the kickoffs and punting. That is what coach (Bradley Dale) Peveto mentioned but I haven't really talked about it in much detail with him."


Jasper said that he is glad to be an LSU Tiger but he added that he will continue to look around at some other schools just to be safe.


"I am definitely happy with my decision but I am also definitely going to look at other schools," said Jasper, who is also getting interest from Mississippi State, Auburn, Colorado and Memphis.


"LSU is a great school but I want to look at some others just to make that LSU is the one for me."


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