Should Tiger fans be concened

LSU commitment Darius Ingram is taking his final recruiting trip this weekend to a local Division I-AA school.<br><br> Is there anything for Tiger fans to be concerned with?

"No," Ingram told Tiger Rag. "I'm going to check out Stephen F. Austin just because you never know what could really happen. I could be at college and something could happen to my family that would make me have to move back. If I had to come back home then I could always play ball there."

Coaches from TCU and Arkansas have not backed off the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker since he gave Nick Saban a verbal pledge but he tells them the same thing each time he sees them.

"They still come by a lot," said Ingram. "Coach Anderson from TCU comes over once a week and coach Lowry from Arkansas comes down every week and a half. I tell them I'm committed to LSU but they were like just look over every thing and make sure that is what you want to do. I told them I'm straight."

The whole recruiting process is about to end for Ingram and it could not come a day too soon.

"I am ready for this whole recruiting thing to come to an end," he said. "I'm also ready to play in front of 92,000."

Since his high school playing days are over with, the standout from Tenaha, Texas has started preparing for Southeastern Conference football and the rigorous grinds of life as a student-athlete.

"As soon as I graduate I'm leaving," he said. "I'm ready to go so I can take care of business. My family understands that I'm going to play football and I don't want to be out of shape or not in the condition I need to be in."

Early playing time was a big reason he selected LSU and he hopes to cash in on his opportunity as a true freshman.

"I want to get there and learn the playbook so when the season comes around hopefully I can be on the two-deep chart," he said. "I want to play in the middle. I love the middle."

What a coincidence. The Tigers need help in the middle.

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