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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
TE Stokes signs with LSU

By Gary Laney

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU is short on numbers at tight end, but the Tigers took a step  in rectifying that situation Wednesday.

Logan Stokes, a three-star tight end from Northeast Mississippi Community College, signed with LSU on junior college signing day. He's the only junior college player expected to sign with the Tigers after wide receiver Quantavius Leslie failed to qualify.

Stokes is likely one of just three tight ends expected to return next season. Starter Chase Clement is a senior and sophomore Nic Jacobs was suspended from the team late in the year and hasn't played since early November. When talking about the future of the position, Stokes mentioned returning reserves Travis Dickson and Dillon Gordon, but not Jacobs.

That likely means immediate playing time for Stokes, who will enroll at LSU for the spring semester.

A former prep defensive lineman who converted to offense in college, Stokes stuck with an early LSU offer after later receiving interest from Alabama and others.

"I knew I liked LSU and wanted to go there," he said. "I never re-opened the process."