Wing's a Tiger

On Monday morning, LSU's commitment total grew to 25 as Parkview Baptist punter Brad Wing gave Les Miles his verbal pledge.

“He is something special,” Guillot said. “He got the official offer in over the weekend and he’s a good pickup for LSU.”


Wing (6-3, 175) moved to Baton Rouge from Melbourne, Australia to complete his high school education and this year was his first year of playing American football after previously playing Australian Rules Football.


Wing certainly has punting in his blood from his father David who punted for the Detroit Lions in the early 1990’s.


Heading into this weekend’s state championship final against Notre Dame of Crowley, the left-footed punter is averaging over 40.9 yards a kick – with a net of 40.1 – and his hang time is consistently in the 4.6-4.8 range according to Guillot.


“He’s been a big weapon for us and he’s turned some games around with his kicks,” said Guillot. “He gets so much hang time and distance on his punts and it makes a big difference in the return game.”


Guillot admits that Wing has been a pleasant surprise and one that he did not expect to receive for the 2009 campaign.


“When parents talk to you their children are always the best ever so when David told me about him ‘I was like ok’,” Guillot said. “I always listen and respect what parents say but sometimes the parent in them come out. But with Brad, he was just what David said if not more.”

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