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LSU Picks Up Offensive Line Commit

LSU has received a commitment from offensive lineman Derek Edinburgh from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans.

Edinburgh gave his commitment to LSU coach Les Miles during a camp on the Tigers campus on Tuesday.

“He said he was very excited and that made me very excited,” Edinburgh told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “(Miles’ reaction) lets you know that they’re not just recruiting you as a player, that they’re recruiting you as a person as well.”

Edinburgh is plenty to recruit. The 6-foot-8, 320-pounder is the first offensive lineman to choose LSU for the class of 2012, which currently has 16 prospects committed to the Tigers.

Edinburgh chose LSU over Mississippi State and Colorado.

“I really like LSU,” he said. “It’s close to home. I really like the LSU people. It felt like a family to me. The players there could be like my brothers. I like coach (Greg) Studrawa, my position coach. He played the position and he can help me become a better player. But I really like the people at LSU. I can see myself being there for the next four years.”


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