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The LSU Tigers Sign a Top Recruit From Texas

He sat at the end of a long line of North Shore Mustangs soon to embark on a college football voyage. His letter jacket was buttoned to the top, more than likely hiding his college choice, while two hats and a burnt orange T-shirt sat in front of him.

Long thought to be a cinch to end up in Austin to play for Coach Tom Herman’s Longhorns, All-American defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson walked to the front table, thanked his teammates, his coaches and his family for their input in the recruiting process. He then said it was time to announce his choice and unbuttoned his red and gray letter jacket, displaying purple and gold seen throughout the auditorium.

Chaisson is on his way to LSU to play for Ed Orgeron’s Tigers. One of the few undecided top talents in the country heading into National Signing Day, Chaisson, one of the top players in the state of Texas, finally made it official by signing with the Tigers.

The All-American made his name in the final game of his 2015 season at NRG Stadium when he shined in the Mustangs’ state championship win over powerhouse Austin Westlake High School. His name and game continued to shine in his senior campaign as he earned All-American honors as a defensive end. He should transition to outside linebacker in the near future, following in the footsteps of future first round draft pick Arden Key.

Chaisson finished his junior and senior campaigns right where he’ll begin his college career: NRG Stadium. His junior season ended on that state championship win over Westlake. On back-to-back weeks in his final season, North Shore beat state power Katy High School in stirring fashion, then lost the following week in overtime to Atascocita High.

He’ll join the Tigers on their trip to NRG Stadium to start the 2017 season against the BYU Cougars in one of the best non-conference matchups on opening weekend. Chaisson’s made a habit out of making himself right at home at our home NRG Stadium, but this time, he’ll be wearing the purple and gold.

As he did today when he announced his college intentions.

By: John Harris


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