Tigers pick up Texas fullback

LSU lost a commitment from the Lonestar State over the weekend when offensive lineman Chris Yoder switched his pledge from the Tigers to Texas A&M.<br><br> Nick Saban and his staff wasted no time in picking up another Texas product in Riverside-El Paso fullback Shawn Jordan to give the Tigers 16 commitments for the upcoming class.

Jordan is a shade under six-foot but he carries a big punch with his 235-pound frame. Nick Saban made his in-house visit with the Jordan family on Monday and he left with a pledge from one of the top fullbacks in the South.

"So far, LSU has been the school I feel the most comfortable with," Jordan told Tiger Rag, "and I really like the facilities over there. They were the first school to offer me and that was a big thing because I was needed. They offered me last year and that is another thing that meant a lot to me."

LSU needs a good blocking fullback with the way Saban likes to run the football but Jordan sees himself as a dual threat in the offense.

"The thing that they are going to have me do in the offense is more of my style of running," Jordan said. "They said they were going to put me in the one-back some to let me run inside and catch some passes in the flats Jordan said. "And, of course, block. I can do a little of all of it but I like to run with it."

UCLA, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Nebraska came up short in the quest for Jordan's commitment and he said he will not take any more visits. "I don't fill the need for it," he said.

Jordan is a full academic qualifier and he plans on majoring in Pre-Med or Kinesiology.

Sonny's View: This is a great pickup for the Tigers because he is a versatile fullback that reminds me of former Tiger fullback Tommy Banks. If they have as much in common on the field as they do off of it then LSU fans are in for a treat.

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