Claiborne makes the call

LSU's commitment total increased to 18 on Tuesday as Shreveport (La.) Fair Park athlete Morris Claiborne pledged his services to Les Miles and the Tigers.

Morris Claiborne received the good news earlier on Tuesday and it didn't take for him long to render a decision.

“They were talking about it two weeks ago but earlier today coach Mac called the school and said he really wanted me to be a Tiger,” Claiborne said. “I talked it over with my mom and my coaches and I realized that was always where I wanted to be so I gave him the good news.”


Nebraska and Texas A&M offered Claiborne over the summer and he was getting some strong interest from Georgia, Georgia Tech and others now that his senior film has made it out to coaches.


The offer from the Tigers caught him by surprise, but Claiborne covered all of his bases just in case the good news came.


“Some of the people I’m really close to went to LSU like Stromile Swift, Ronnie Prude and Reggie Robinson,” said Claiborne. “I talked to all of them about LSU and they all had nothing but good things to say. They all said there was nothing like LSU so I knew I wanted to jump on board.”


Claiborne had made it down to LSU a couple of times and saw everything the program offered. In fact, there wasn’t one thing that stood out to him the most.


“Everything was top-notch from the coaches all the way to the fans,” he said. “It just doesn’t get any better than that.


“I was at LSU for the Mississippi State game earlier this year, and I’ll be back for the Ole Miss game in a few weeks,” Claiborne added. “I’m not going to be visiting or considering other schools anymore. I’m committed to LSU, and I’m excited to be a Tiger.”


LSU is recruiting Claiborne as an athlete with the hopes of giving him a strong look at corner in the beginning.


What type of player will Tiger fans see when he sports the purple and gold?


“I have great speed, the ability to break tackles and I have pretty good hips too,” said Claiborne. “I don’t play much defense, but I’ll be playing a lot more this week. I give everything when I’m out there and try not to leave anything on the field.


“They’re going to be getting an exciting player that’s going to leave it all on the field and go hard on every down,” added Claiborne. “They’re also going to be getting a player that is excited to be a Tiger. I hope to continue the tradition of sending exciting players from Fair Park.”


Note: Thus far during his senior season, Claiborne has scored over 30 touchdowns and amassed 1,023 yards rushing and 1,009 passing.

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