Several players decided to commit to SEC schools during the weekend. Here’s the update.
DT Tevin Lawson - Denham Springs (La.) High School
Lawson expected to commit to LSU when he arrived on campus during the weekend.
“I knew I was going to LSU,” he told ESPN.com. “I want to represent the state of Louisiana.”
OL K.J. Malone – Cedar Creek High School in Ruston, La.
Malone is the son of Hall of Fame basketball player Karl Malone. K.J. Malone figures to be a key part of LSU’s offense in the future.
DE Michael Patterson – Winnfield (La.) Senior High School
Patterson committed after watching LSU’s spring practice session Saturday.
“To be on the field and look at these guys makes me hungrier to get here and get on the field,” Patterson told TigerBait.com.
LSU has nine commitments for the class of 2013.
DE Alfy Hill - Los Angeles Valley Community College
The Shallotte, N.C., native signed with Alabama in 2010 before being ruled academically ineligible. He briefly attended East Carolina before deciding to enroll in junior college.
Hill then decided to commit to North Carolina State before South Carolina convinced him to return to the SEC.
“It feels great,” he told PalmettoSports.com. “It’s just three hours from my house.”
LB Gerald Turner – Goose Creek (S.C.) High School
Turner became South Carolina’s third commitment for the class of 2013 when he chose the Gamecocks over Clemson and North Carolina. Turner told Sporting News:
“I feel like I can bring South Carolina’s defense to another level with my speed and quickness and I know I may be a little bit undersized, but they are used to playing with an undersized player – like Eric Norwood.”
DB Taurean Ferguson – Jonesboro (Ga.) High School
Ferguson, who also had offers from Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Wake Forest, saw the best of both worlds at Vanderbilt.
“I picked Vanderbilt because I looked at it as four years to set myself up for the next 40 years,” Ferguson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m going there for the education and sports.”
Ferguson is Vanderbilt’s fifth commitment for the class of 2013.