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Recruiting: U-High's Nicholas Brossette, East St. John's Xavier Lewis commit to LSU for 2015

It was a big Monday toward the future for LSU on the football recruiting trail.

University Lab running back Nicholas Brossette and East St. John defensive back Xavier Lewis committed to LSU for the Class of 2015.

Brossette (6-0, 210) is considered the top junior in Louisiana while Lewis (6-0, 180) is a four-star recruit.

After considering offers from Alabama, UCLA, Miami, Florida State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Auburn, Texas A&M and Ole Miss, Broussette opted to stay close to home. He camped at LSU and Florida State. Frank Wilson and Cam Cameron collaborated on his recruitment for the Bayou Bengals.

Brossette averaged 2,346 yards the past two seasons as a freshman and sophomore at University. If he averages 1,956 yards per season for his remaining two years, Brossette will topple Hilliard's record. He also only needs 14 touchdowns to surpass Hilliard's scoring mark. Brossette averaged 2,346 yards the past two seasons as a freshman and sophomore at University, where he totaled 341 yards with four touchdowns against Evangel in the 2012 Class 2A semifinals.

A distinguished recruit who has all the tools are a runner, Brossette has compiled an impressive highlight reel on the prep level.

Lewis is a physical corner who has impressed at camps and for East St. John in his career so far. He possesses great hips, good break on ball, transitions smoothly out of breaks. Corey Raymond and Frank Wilson handled the recruiting responsibilities for LSU.

Arizona State, Tulane, UCLA and ULL petitioned hard for Lewis to commit. He camped at LSU , Ole Miss and Alabama before a visit to UCLA three weeks ago.

The in-state duo join Kevin Toliver, the Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, FL) 5-star cornerback, as the three pledges to the Tigers so far for 2015.

 
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