LSU Football: Tigers Land Another Commitment for 2013 Class

Sean MerrimanCorrespondent IMay 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09:  Head coach Les Miles of the Louisiana State University Tigers talks with Jordan Jefferson #9 on from the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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With Rueben Randle bolting early for the NFL draft and Russell Sheppard entering his senior season in a career that just hasn't lived up to expectations, Les Miles has been searching for some help at the wide receiver position.

Miles got just what he wanted on Wednesday when Hinds (Miss.) Community College wide receiver Quantavious Leslie committed to LSU, becoming the 11th member of the Tigers' 2013 recruiting class.

Leslie is the second wide receiver in the 2013 class, joining in-state product Chuck Baker, who committed to the Tigers back in early February. Both Baker and Leslie are big receivers, standing at 6'2" and 6'4" respectively.

Miles has made it a point to lock up the state of Louisiana in this 2013 class, which became obvious when his first nine commitments were all in-state products. However, the past two commitments, Leslie and Katy (Texas) High School running back Adam Taylor, are both out-of-state prospects.

With two wide receivers, a running back and three "athletes" already committed to the Tigers in 2013, we could see Miles turn his attention to the defensive side of the ball, and of course, on landing a top-notch quarterback prospect.

Right now, it looks like Riley Ferguson of Matthews, NC and Cord Sandberg of Bradenton, FL are the top two quarterback prospects that LSU is going after for the 2013 class. It could be possible that we might not see a quarterback commit to LSU until very late in the commitment process, perhaps even on or leading up to National Signing Day.

With the addition of a big-play receiver like Leslie, it sure would be nice if the Tigers could land a solid quarterback to throw him the ball.