National Signing Day has arrived, and with it came good news bright and early. Just before 8 a.m. EST, four-star wide receiver Kadron Boone announced his college choice.
“It’s LSU, and I couldn’t be happier,” said Boone after the decision. “Everything fit, and that was the bottom line. When I looked around after Texas Tech, I wanted to find a place I could call home. Baton Rouge felt like home to me.”
After visits to Louisville, Georgia and West Virginia, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound receiver set his final visit for the LSU campus. This past weekend, the Ocala, Fla. native boarded a plane and headed to Louisiana.
From there, the rest was history.
“Right when I stepped on campus and got around the players and coaches, it was a wrap,” Boone said. “After the first day, I wasn’t going anywhere but LSU. I told the players that when I got home I was calling the coaches and ending everything, because I wanted to play with those guys and the LSU coaches.
“I got along so well with Russell Shepard, my host, and the other young guys I met,” he added. “The coaches seem laid back, but they are also set on winning and being the best in the SEC. It is a perfect combination.”
Recruited to LSU by former Florida staff member Billy Gonzales, Boone – the nation’s No. 15 ranked receiver – said that the sit down with the coaching staff during his visit helped ease his mind to make the final call.
“I had talked all weekend about wanting to be at LSU, but when I sat down the last day with the coaches it really started to sink in that I had to be part of the program,” he said. “Coach Miles is the kind of guy that you feel honored to be around and be recruited by. When he pressed me that hard and told me how bad he needed me, I had to get on board.”
Donning a new LSU cap after his announcement, Boone said that the day would see him break a school rule.
“They say no hats, but I don’t feel like taking this LSU hat off right now,” he said. “It’s just a great way to start the day, and I am happy to be a Tiger.”