WBRZ News 2:
BATON ROUGE - National Signing Day has officially begun around the country; area and LSU prospects are signing their National Letter of Intent to declare their official commitment to their respective college or university.
Jaylon Ferguson, West Feliciana defensive end, was one of the first to sign Wednesday morning, inking his financial aid agreement with Louisiana Tech.
"They just made it feel like family," said Ferguson about his commitment to the Bulldogs. "I'm going to focus mainly on defensive end or outside linebacker [there]."
LSU is also raking in top prospects from across the country. Malachi Dupree of New Orleans, one of the highest-rated high school receivers in the country, signed his letter to join the Tigers Wednesday morning. He joins an LSU recruiting class that includes Leonard Fournette of St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, the nation's top-rated running back.
LSU has thus far posted the following commitments:
1. Brandon Harris QB Bossier City, La. Parkway HS 6-3 180
2. Ed Paris Jr. CB Arlington, Texas Mansfield Timberview HS 6-0 190
3.John Battle S Hallandale, Fla. Hallandale HS 6-0 179
4. 7:18 a.m. Donnie Alexander LB New Orleans, La. Edna Karr HS 6-1 201
5.Jacory Washington TE Westlake, La. Westlake HS 6-5 2156
6. William Clapp OL New Orleans, La. Brother Martin HS 6-4 275
7. 7:38 a.m. Garrett Brumfield OL Baton Rouge, La. University HS 6-3 285
8. 7:45 a.m. Tony Upchurch WR Pearland, Texas Glenda Dawson HS 6-2 228
9. 7:51 a.m. D.J. Chark WR Alexandria, La. Alexandria HS 6-1 176
10. 7:58 a.m. Clifton Garrett LB Plainfield, Ill. Plainfield South HS 6-3 220
11. 8:15 a.m. Trey Quinn WR Lake Charles, La. Barbe HS 5-11 192
12. 8:19 a.m. Jamal Adams S Carrollton, Texas Hebron HS 6-0 207
13. 8:36 a.m. Cameron Gamble PK Flower Mound, Texas Flower Mound HS 5-9 182
14. 9:05 a.m. Sione Teuhema DE Keller, Texas Keller HS 6-3 215
15. 9:08 a.m. Darrel Williams RB Marrero, La. John Ehret HS 5-11 209
16. 9:16 a.m. Devin Voorhies S Woodville, Miss. Wilkinson County HS
17. 9:49 a.m. Trey Lealaimatafao DT San Antonio, Texas Warren HS
18. 10:25 a.m. Travonte Valentine DT Hialeah, Fla. Champagnat Catholic HS
19. 10:31 a.m. Russell Gage ATH Baton Rouge, La. Redemptorist HS
20. Malachi Dupree WR New Orleans, La. John Curtis Christian Academy
21. 10:45 a.m. Davon Godchaux DE Plaquemine, La. Plaquemine HS