Tigers secure backfield punisher 

June, 5, 2012
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At the rate LSU is going, its 2013 recruiting class could be filled by July 4.

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AP Photo/Wade PayneLSU's running game relies on the ability of its fullbacks to open holes.
The Tigers grabbed commitment No. 16 from Lakeland, Fla., athlete Kennard Swason on Tuesday afternoon -- the second commitment of the week. Swanson pledged his services just one week after he received his scholarship offer. He gives the Tigers their third athlete commitment of the this class, but it doesn't seem like there will be much doubt about the two-way player's future in Baton Rouge.

Although he also lines up as a defensive end for Lake Gibson High School, Swason's future with the Tigers is at fullback -- a crucial position during the Les Miles era of powerful running offenses.

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