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south bama tiger
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K'Lavon never played football before JR year
During the game, the commentators talked about how K'Lavon Chaisson got an offer at a LSU football camp before he even played high school football. I don't ever remember this story during his recruitment. Can anyone confirm? It seems like it at least has to be exaggerated some.

I know guys like Barkevious Mingo and others played only a couple years of football before coming to LSU but him just hitching a ride with his friend to camp at LSU seems like a tall tale.


JBeam
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
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I know guys like Barkevious Mingo and others played only a couple years of football before coming to LSU but him just hitching a ride with his friend to camp at LSU seems like a tall tale.

Laron Landry & Justin Vincent immediately come to mind.


BeauCephus307
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
Pretty sure that was the case with Trindon Holiday also.


wilceaux
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
Will this be the new Kim Mulkey/Herman Johnson story?


UGATiger26
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
It happens. Some people are just that athletic.

Much easier to teach a freak athlete how to play football than it is to teach an experienced football player how to be a freak athlete.
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Draconian Sanctions
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
he has my favorite name of any LSU player ever


ccomeaux
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
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Trindon Holiday


ran a 4.4 in high tops... instant scholly


NotRight37
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Nashville, TN
Member since Jul 2014
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
First time I had heard that as well. Went with E Monroe to camp and jumped in the drills. Since he wasn't in the camp per say, I'm sure somebody at LSU looked at his body type and said"go for it" when he asked to participate. Very good call in my opinion to the coach or staffer that said that!


sjmabry
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
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Justin Vincent immediately come to mind.
False, he was a stud in middle school and played 4 years at Barbe. I was a Jr on the team his Freshman year. He did have to sit out his first year in college as a Prop 48 student.
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LSU49er
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
Or Michael Lewis?


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LSU49er
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
You'd rather one of tRant ppl confirm this over Brock Huard...ok


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saturday
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
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Laron Landry & Justin Vincent immediately come to mind.




Laron comes to mind for what? I played football against him as a 10 year old.


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dbonnett
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
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It seems like it at least has to be exaggerated some.


Nope, story is true. He was just taking a road trip to LSU with his friend, who was participating in the LSU camp. They thought he looked the part and asked him to try a few drills.
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litenin
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Houston
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
There was a story about this on this site a couple of weeks ago. If I recall, the LSU coaches offered him a scholly on the spot after watching him in a few drills and suggested that he start playing for his high school team.


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lsufan1971
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
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Laron Landry


Dude came out the womb with a jock strap and cleats.


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Maximus
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
I think he had played hs as a freshman and was going to play that junior year already. His hs coaches weren't just bringing a random basketball player on a field trip with them to Baton Rouge. The announcers said the lsu coaches talked him into playing football his junior year and that he never even r played before. So it was exaggerated.


dgnx6
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
Harris didn't start playing til later on as well.


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dgnx6
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
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ran a 4.4 in high tops... instant scholly



Don't think Saban wanted him. Thought Jimbo convinced Les to nab him in that final month or so before nsd.


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RichardT
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Montgomery, AL
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
His bio on LSUsorts.net says he didn't play high school football until his junior year.


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eddieray
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re: K'Lavon never played football before JR year
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r Michael Lewis?


Drew Brees/sports science


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