Tigers add defensive depth with Herron 

June, 1, 2012
6/01/12
4:13
PM ET
It was just a few days ago when I said LSU would be wise to turn its attention to the defensive side of the ball regarding its 2013 class. In recent weeks the Tigers have added a wide receiver, a quarterback and an offensive tackle, with not much development in the defensive hotspots.

Frank Herron
Courtesy Memphis EastDE Frank Herron
That all changed Friday, when the Tigers picked up a commitment from four-star defensive end Frank Herron (Memphis/Central) at the Memphis NFTC. Herron gives LSU 14 commitments for 2013, and he is the Tigers' third four-star commitment in the last 10 days, behind quarterback Hayden Rettig and offensive tackle Ethan Pocic.

Even more exciting than that Herron is the third four-star recruit in the last two weeks to come from outside Louisiana. Sure, Memphis is much closer than Rettig's hometown of Los Angeles or Pocic's Lemont, Ill., but the exposure and notoriety of LSU's run to the BCS Championship Game seems like it's paying dividends on the national recruiting scene.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Kevin Toliver II Climbs New ESPN 300
Under Armour All-American and LSU commit Kevin Toliver II, the nation's top cornerback, joins ESPN's Matt Schick to discuss the new ESPN 300, keys to managing success and the rising senior's plan to visit other colleges.Tags: Kevin Toliver II, Trinity Christian, LSU Tigers, ESPN 300, RecruitingNation, high school football recruiting, Matt Schick
VIDEO PLAYLIST video