5-Star DE K’Lavon Chaisson Commits To LSU Tigers

    Five-star defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson has committed to LSU, as head coach Ed Orgeron continues to build a strong first full class in Baton Rouge.

    February 1, 2017

    Five-star defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson has committed to LSU, as head coach Ed Orgeron continues to build a strong first full class in Baton Rouge.


    Ed Orgeron has landed a big-time recruit in his first National Signing Day as head coach at LSU, as 5-star defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson committed to the Tigers.

    The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Chaisson, ranked as the No. 33 overall player in the country by Scout and fifth-best defensive end, is from Galena Park, TX, a city just east of Houston. Many recruiting experts believed that he was destined to play for new Texas head coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns after a successful high school career that included a Texas Class 6A Division 1 State Championship in 2015. During his senior season in 2016, Chaisson recorded 14 sacks, recovered four fumbles, broke up 14 passes and recorded one interception.

    Outside of junior college linebacker Gary Johnson, Chaisson was considered the No. 1 target on National Signing Day for the ‘Horns. So missing out on him was certainly a hit to Herman and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando.

    Chaisson will bring to Baton Rouge an ability to get after the quarterback, with his pass rushing and explosion off the line of scrimmage being seen as two of his top assets. While he will have to improve on balance and put on some weight to be able to survive the ruggedness of a college football season, Chaisson could also be a key factor in containing the running game, which is essential in the rugged SEC West.

    The Tigers won the Chaisson sweepstakes over Texas, Florida and Colorado, among others.

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