National Signing Day brought several surprises for LSU as Les Miles and his staff added four new additions to a class that was sitting at 25 commitments heading into Wednesday morning.
With the new SEC rule that limited schools to just 28 signees the staff had to do some juggling to make the numbers fit.
With only 27 signees - counting Houston Bates as a possible gray-shirt for 2011 - the only prospect who had been committed to the Tigers and did not sign on Wednesday was Selma, Ala. defensive tackle Dexter Blackmon.
Blackmon said he still plans on signing with the Tigers but for now the timing remains up in the air.
"Coach (Ron) Cooper asked me to wait since one of my teachers hadn't turned my grade in yet for one of my classes and they just want to see where I stand," Blackmon said. “Once my grade is in Coach Cooper said we were going to figure everything out and where we would go from there.”
LSU added a pair of defensive tackles on Wednesday that many did not expect the Tigers to land in Ego Ferguson and J.C. Copeland.
Blackmon says that has no bearing on his decision and he doesn't feel that it will change LSU's stance either.
"Coach Cooper says they are still excited about me and I know I'm still excited about playing for LSU," he said. "I just need to get everything straight in school and I think I'm going to get there."
Blackmon reports a 15 on his first attempt at the ACT and he will retake the test on Saturday. He is unsure of what his core grade point average is due to the situation described above.