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Tigers snag commitment from WR Parker

6/5/2012

The hits keep coming for LSU, as the Tigers picked up their sixth commitment in the last four weeks Monday afternoon. Fresh off a visit to the Tigers' June football camp, wide receiver Kyrion Parker (Manvel, Texas/Manvel) gave LSU its 16th commitment for 2013 when he pledged his services to LSU coach Les Miles.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Parker showed off some good route-running capabilities and an impressive pair of hands during seven-on-seven drills Monday morning at LSU's football operations facility.

"I did commit tonight. I just gradually thought about it, and I waited," Parker said. "It was great. I felt like I made the right choice."

Parker's commitment now gives LSU three wide receivers for 2013, along with Chuck Baker (Slidell, La./Salmen) and Quantavius Leslie (Hogansville, Ga./Hinds Community College). When adding the possibility that athletes John Diarse and Tre'Davious White could both line up at wide receiver, the Tigers could have as many as five potential deep threats in this class.

Parker didn't stay in Baton Rouge for too long. He was already on his way home to Manvel on Monday evening, but the soon-to-be-senior was impressed with what he saw. This was Parker's first visit to LSU, but the trip was enough to convince him to make a commitment.

"Today was my first day in Baton Rouge, but I've talked to (LSU) every day since they offered," Parker said.

Parker said he's spent the spring getting to know LSU wide receivers coach Adam Henry and special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. But when it came time to make his decision known, the Texas wideout found himself in a familiar setting to other recruits who have committed on visits to campus -- the office of LSU coach Les Miles.

Parker said the Tigers' head man was thrilled to accept his commitment.

"I did commit to Coach Miles in his office," Parker said. "He said that it's excellent, and that's what he's been waiting to hear."