LSU has 48 hours before its first major recruiting function of the spring, but wasted no time yielding a major commitment.
Junior college defensive end/outside linebacker Travez Moore committed to the Tigers on Thursday while visiting with outside linebackers coach Dennis Johnson, a source confirmed to SEC Country.
Moore, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound Louisiana native, was a star on the Bastrop (La.) High School defense in the Class of 2016, but took the junior college route. That brought him to Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College, where he will play in the fall of 2017 and enroll at LSU in January.
Moore was recruited by LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron during his senior season, and since then pulled in other marquee offers from Florida, South Carolina and Oregon, among others.
The sixth commitment in the Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class, Moore can play with his hand in the dirt at defensive end or a stand-up outside linebacker position like Arden Key. He’ll likely be utilized in both roles under defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. Keep in mind that if Key elects to enter the NFL Draft as a junior next winter, LSU will need to find his replacement in the 3-4 front.
Coming out of Bastrop High, Moore was a 3-star recruit and the No. 34 overall prospect from the state of Louisiana. He was touted as the No. 43 weak-side end in the 2016 recruiting class. Since then, he has grown nearly three inches and packed on 15 pounds.
LSU sits with six commitments in its 2018 recruiting class heading into the “Boys From The Boot” weekend, and could bolster the class up to double digits by Sunday.
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