Monday, June 10, 2013
LSU lands commit No. 10 in WR Chark
By Sam Khan Jr.
LSU was a dream school for Alexandria (La.) Senior High School receiver D.J. Chark growing up.
So when the 2014 prospect got the opportunity to become a Tiger while on an unofficial visit to campus on Monday, he took advantage and gave LSU his verbal pledge.
"It's great," Chark said. "I feel really good."
Chark, who was recruited by special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey, named a top three of LSU, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M going into the visit and was planning a return visit to the Aggies after they offered him on Sunday night, a week after he performed at their June 2 camp.
But after touring the campus and soaking in everything LSU had to offer academically and athletically and spending time with the coaching staff, Chark believed it was time to make a pledge right then and there in Les Miles' office.
"I was convinced about coming to LSU and that's when we shook on my commitment," Chark said.
The 6-foot-1, 176-pound receiver won't be visiting the Aggies now and is happy to be staying with his home state Tigers. Chark built a good relationship with McGaughey, who hopes to use him on special teams in addition to receiver when Chark arrives at LSU.
"He became like a mentor," Chark said. "He knows what he's doing and he does it well."
Aside from his top three, Chark had offers from Memphis, Tulane, Southeastern Louisiana and Southern University.