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Saturday, March 2, 2013
ATH Voorhies likes LSU's class

By Gary Laney

ZACHARY, La. -- When ATH Devin Voorhies (Woodville, Miss./Wilkinson County) committed to LSU in July, it was before the recent rash of commitments that has LSU fans so excited about the 2014 recruiting class.

But Voorhies, in the Baton Rouge area Saturday for the National Underclassman Combine at suburban Zachary High School, said he saw it coming.

"I was looking at who all was coming in," Voorhies said. "Especially in the secondary, we'll have a pretty good secondary class."

Since Voorhies committed, LSU has added highly touted secondary prospect Ed Paris, an ESPN Watch List secondary prospect. The Tigers already had Chris Hardeman, a cornerback out of the Houston area.

It's a secondary class Voorhies will probably, but not necessarily, be part of. Voorhies plays multiple positions -- including quarterback -- for his high school team.

"Last time (I spoke to LSU coaches) I was told they are debating wide receiver or safety," he said.

If he ends up at wide receiver, he'll be in the same receiving corps as another player who has committed to the Tigers since Voorhies joined the class, tight end Jacory Washington (Westlake, La.). Voorhies got to meet Washington on Saturday during NUC registration.

"When I go to things like this, I like to get introduced to (LSU commits) so they aren't strangers," he said.

It wasn't hard to pick Voorhies as the LSU guy Saturday. Decked out in his LSU sweater, he looked the part of an LSU ambassador. While other schools are trying to woo him away, he didn't sound like someone who was interested in other suitors.

"I don't really entertain them," Voorhies said. "I have a lot of them still sending me stuff, but other than that, that's it."

Voorhies and Washington both stayed in street clothes Saturday for the 7-on-7 part of the camp. Both will dress out Sunday during the combine part of the event, getting their strength, speed and size tested.

"I'd like to see where I am, see where I need to improve," Voorhies said.