Davenport commits

Les Miles has done a remarkable job of keeping Louisiana's top talent at home and chalk another one up for the Tigers' headman as the nation's 2nd ranked defensive tackle Chris Davenport has committed to the Tigers.

Davenport, a 6-4, 306-pounder from Mansfield, La., logged over 120 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior.

He had been leaning to LSU throughout the course of the recruiting process and on Tuesday afternoon he decided it was time to put an end to all of the recruiting madness.

"LSU was always where my heart was and I just figured it was time to commit so others will see the kind of class we're putting together," said the Nation's 2nd ranked defensive tackle. "I just told coach Mac (D.J. McCarthy) that I had something to tell him and he said ‘what you want to commit'? I told him that was it and he took me to coach (Les) Miles and I did it. I'm a Tiger."

Schools from all over the country offered Davenport a scholarship and he has visited Alabama, Ole Miss, Florida State and Texas A&M.

What did he see at LSU that made him want to be a Tiger?

"The coaches are so down to earth and they care so much about you away from football," he said. "The academic resources at LSU are top of the line along with everything else. It's LSU and you can't really ask for anything more."

Now that Davenport has made his decision his focus will turn to helping the LSU coaches out on the recruiting trail.

"We've already got some of the top players in the country like Russell Shepard and Mike Ford and now it's time to go get the rest of them like Jamarkus McFarland," he said with a laugh.

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