LSU’s defensive line is set to add depth right in time for camp.
Class of 2016 signee Ed Alexander has been cleared by the NCAA and is expected to report for fall camp on Wednesday and participate in the afternoon session of practice on Thursday, according to ESPN 104.5.
This goes hand in hand with what coach Les Miles said during SEC Media Days in July.
Alexander, a 4-star defensive tackle from St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Hammond, La.), is expected to pad LSU’s depth at defensive tackle and possibly see time at defensive end during fall camp. The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Louisiana native was rated as the nation’s No. 8 defensive tackle in the country in the 2016 class.
The Hammond, La., native was on LSU’s campus earlier this summer as his little brother competed in the team’s prospect camp in June. While visiting, Alexander re-connected with his primary recruiter and Tigers defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron.
Alexander was one of three 2016 signees that did not report to school at the beginning of June. While his status has seemingly been sorted out, LSU is still awaiting word on outside linebacker Andre Anthony.
The 4-star edge-rusher from Edna Karr High School (New Orleans) is awaiting word on his eligibility after transferring high schools prior to his senior season. Miles said that he will issue an appeal to the NCAA if it declares Anthony ineligible for the 2016 college football season.
Anthony transferred from Miller-McCoy Academy in New Orleans East after the school shut down in the spring following the prospect’s junior year. He enrolled at Edna Karr, but the NCAA is investigating his coursework from his previous school. The issue stems from Miller-McCoy shutting down and the NCAA getting a hold of all the necessary work to rule him eligible.
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.