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Recruiting: Karr OT Edinburgh commits to LSU

While the news concerning LSU was tough Tuesday, it was not all bad.

Mammoth offensive tackle Derek Edinburgh of Edna Karr has verbally committed to the Tigers and Les Miles for the Class of 2012.

The 6'8, 320 pounder chose LSU over Colorado and Mississippi State.

Edinburgh earned first-team All-State honors as a junior, leading Karr to a 4A state championship game appearance against Franklinton.

"He is very athletic for a man his size. He has great footwork. He is a great pass blocker and a good run blocker. He needs to work on being more flexible but that will come. He has only been playing football for three years. LSU was after him for quite some time," said Edna Karr coach Jabbar Juluke.

Former O. Perry Walker head coach and West Banker Frank Wilson recruited Edinburgh to LSU.

Edinburgh is the 16th commitment to LSU's class of 2012.

LSU FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS FOR 2012

DAVANTE' BOURQUE   ATH   CROWLEY  6'2, 200

TORSHIRO DAVIS   DE   WOODLAWN (Shreveport)  6'3, 220

DEREK EDINBURGH   OT   EDNA KARR   6'8 320

RONNIE FEIST  OLB   WEST ST. JOHN  6'1, 225

REID FERGUSON   LS   BUFORD (Buford, GA)   6'2, 235

DILLON GORDON   TE   JOHN CURTIS   6'4, 248

TREY GRANIER   OLB  THIBODAUX  6'0, 200

JERALD HAWKINS   OT   WEST ST. MARY   6'6, 275

KAVAHRA HOLMES   WR   BREAUX BRIDGE   6'1, 170

AVERY JOHNSON  WR  BLANCHE ELY (Pompano Beach, FL) 6'2, 185

LAMAR LOUIS   ATH   BREAUX  BRIDGE  6'0, 210

DEREK RAYMOND  CB   EAST JEFFERSON  6'0 165

JERQUINICK SANDOLPH   CB   HAHNVILLE   6'0, 175

DWAYNE THOMAS   CB   O. PERRY WALKER  6'1, 173

JOHN THOMAS   TE   BOSSIER CITY   6'5

 
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