Loston comments on his selection

For several months, LSU fans had waited and waited for the nation's No. 1 ranked safety to verbally commit to LSU. For some time now, there was a lot of speculation that Craig Loston was going to commit to the Tigers and on Friday he went ahead and told the Tiger nation what everyone had wanted to hear.

“I’ve always been high on LSU since the ninth grade of high school and I figured that one day I’d have the opportunity to play there,” Loston said. “Coach (Larry) Porter was always on me and he made me feel like I was already part of the family when they started recruiting me, but now I can say that I am part of the family.”


Loston committed to the Tigers at the Under Armour All-America Skills Challenge and he had two hats sitting in front of him. One was purple with LSU on it and the other was maroon and white with a Texas A&M logo.


He originally committed to the Aggies during his sophomore year and also committed to Clemson after he had second thoughts on his first decision.


LSU had an ace up its sleeve in his cousin, Russell Shepard, who is an LSU commit, and shortly after Loston put the LSU hat on his head he got a big hug from his cousin.


“Russell was always talking about LSU and we always wanted to play together and now we will,” said Loston.


With the Tigers reeling in what is considered one of the top recruiting classes in the country, Loston feels that the future is bright at LSU.


“LSU had a tough year but this class that’s going to be coming in is going to help get them back to the top,” said Loston. “It’s time for us to get to work and bring another national championship home.”

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