D.J. Chark Commits to LSU: What Stud WR Brings to Tigers

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIJune 11, 2013

via 247Sports
via 247Sports

LSU continues to set itself up for greatness on the 2014 recruiting trail, as D.J. Chark, 3-star wide receiver, becomes the next recruit to commit to Les Miles' class.

ESPN.com's Sam Khan Jr. reports on LSU's latest commitment, who hails from Alexandria, La.:

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 will be a valuable for LSU because of his speed. He's only 6'0.5'', 170 pounds, but he runs a 4.55 40, according to 247Sports.

He's a true vertical threat who will break a defenders cushion because of his speed alone. That said, he has quick feet and can change direction and stop on a dime, so his route-running ability is impeccable. He takes sharp angles and has very subtle movements as a route-runner. Chark is athletic and can go up and get the ball, and he displays great vision, concentration and soft hands. 

He'll be effective after the catch because of his speed and elusiveness. He projects well as a slot receiver at the college level.

Chark will be able to take short passes in the seams and make defenders miss, picking up valuable yards after the catch in the process.

With the addition of Chark, LSU's class now features 10 commitments and is ranked No. 10 in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings.

Miles and his staff have done an excellent job so far, but really it's the future of this class that should have LSU fans excited.

The Tigers are high on the interest lists of star recruits like 5-star safety's Tony Brown (leader) and Laurence Jones (leader), 5-star wide receiver Malachi Dupre (leader), 5-star offensive tackle Cameron Robinson (top two), and of course, 5-star running back and No. 1 overall recruit, according to the 247Sports Composite, Leonard Fournette (top two).

LSU is looking great now, but imagine what it could end up looking like come February. If Miles and Co. can bring in even half of those players, LSU will finish with an elite class.


Note: All star rankings and interest lists courtesy of the 247Sports Composite rankings. Scouting and analysis of Chark done by writer, via tape study of film provided on his 247Sports profile page.

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