Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon to recap National Signing Day and talked about missing out of five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. who was a heavy favorite for the Tigers.

Orgeron said that Surtain called him on Tuesday evening to let him know that he was going to sign with rival Alabama on Wednesday.

After the call, Orgeron switched his attention to four-star cornerback Mario Goodrich but was a day too late as he silently committed to Clemson on Monday night.


Missing out on Surtain and Goodrich means that four-star safety commit Kelvin Joseph will move over to cornerback to add depth at the position, according to Orgeron.

Comments

35 Comments
Can’t “O” get a Lexus car dealership like Saban’s Mercedes and just see to it a certain player wins a car at a local raffle contest?
Reply6 days
Sounds like he missed out on the one he should've been focused on, as Goodrich is apparently a man of his word, and Surtain obviously was not.
Reply11 days
Moving a Safety to Cornerback makes little sense. The guy was a Safety for a reason...
Reply11 days
Or... if you had followed his recruitment earlier, you would have seen multiple mentions that he is versatile enough to play S or CB. Assuming we got Surtain all along, the intention was to play him at S.
11 days
Not in high school. A lot of times schools play their better kids at safety because it allows them to cover more field.
11 days
Joseph is going to be a great cornerback, a big, physical cornerback like we're used to. I think his natural position is CB and I really hope I'm right about that.
11 days
Kind of disturbing to no longer be able to fill all the allotted scholarship slots.
Reply12 days
Due to the new rules and the loophole closures, we were never going to be able to fill them in this class. This is a good article that explains how it works now, and how it impacted LSU.LINK
12 days
The qb should have never been considered.
Reply12 days
All eggs in one basket comes back to bite 2 years in a row. You would want to believe one would learn from the 1st year.
Reply12 days
Should have gone with good rich all along, both are good athletes, unless u just trying to get a higher signing class just because. Go with a better lean towards your program seems to make sense to me. Goodrich can do all kind of things for you.
Reply12 days
SMH!
Reply12 days
Midnight Sutain's time? No chest. Tiger bait.
Reply12 days
Ive never heard of a more pathetic approach of recruiting in my life if that’s how it went diwn
Reply12 days
He needs to swing attitudes of current players to stay all 4 yrs. Toliver and Jackson will be draft in lower rounds.
Reply12 days
LOL, so what exactly was his plan for the other scholarships that he didn't use? Dude shite the bed and is doing a terrible job of spinning it.
Reply12 days
Saban trains his recruits to wait until the last minute so that we're screwed with the other recruits. In this case, if both of these guys were pretty close in talent, you tell them both that the first to commit after a certain date gets the scholarship. You can't let these jerks hold you hostage until the last night before signing day, that's stupid on our part.
Reply12 days
Lotta downvotes in this thread from the O supporters who don’t comment all that much on TD boards. Interesting.
Reply12 days
Kary Vincent and Kristian Fulton must be really impressing Aranda.
Reply12 days
Would have been nice to get him, BUT, LSU is really loaded at DB. Delpit and Greedy were great as freshmen, now you get to see Fulton, Monroe and Lewis get playing time, and then add Joseph. They will be fine in the secondary.
Reply12 days
People say this every year. If we are always going to be "ok" then why do we keep finishing 3rd and 4th in the West going to another shitty bowl? Guess that's your definition of "ok"
12 days
texastigerr, didn’t we finish at or near the top of the SEC in defense?
12 days
Which Lewis? The one that transferred out?
11 days
Honestly he is just a kid. Can't really blame him but it seems like he had his mind made up for at least a couple weeks..just wanted to build suspense and that's what aggravates me. If u have ur mind made up then commit....but what can u do. It's over
Reply12 days
If he announces when he makes his mind up, then he misses out on his scheduled announcement on ESPN with all his homies in attendance.
12 days
Grade A bullshite
Reply12 days
Mismanagement? So, what would people be saying if O gave the scholarship to Goodrich over Surtain and Surtain starts saying LSU pulled his offer in favor of another player? Everybody would be blasting him just the same. I would have been fine with it since I believe Goodrich is a better CB to begin with. I also believe Joseph is a better CB prospect than either of them. He needs to keep those 2 scholarships for the 2019 class because it is talented and deep.
Reply12 days
Dude we have 3 fricking scholarships we are sitting on
12 days
You’re an idiot. Bird in hand man. If both of those guys wanted in then you take them both. Especially at a position of need. We left scholarships on the table. The whole we left them for next year argument is the dumbest take I’ve ever heard. We will see how you feel next year when we only sign 23 or 24 guys and have 27 scholarships.
12 days
stewie
1810
Mismanaged...the whole thing is mismanaged.
Reply12 days
Mismanaged? The kid essentially lied to us. It fricked us, and we couldn’t act like what was basically in the bag wasn’t. If we had a crystal ball, we’d at least have Goodrich.
12 days
Popular Stories
comments51

Arden Key Tweets About His Disappointing Junior Season

Key is currently preparing for the NFL Combine.
comments10

Will Wade: "Having A Winning Season Was My No. 1 Goal"

Wade met with the media on Monday afternoon.
comments7

Five-Star Hawaii DT Faatui Tuitele Says He Will Visit LSU

Tuitele is a 6-4, 299-pound prospect from Honolulu, HI.
LATEST HEADLINES
Will Wade: "Having A Winning Season Was My No. 1 Goal"
Wade met with the media on Monday afternoon.
comments10
Five-Star Hawaii DT Faatui Tuitele Says He Will Visit LSU
Tuitele is a 6-4, 299-pound prospect from Honolulu, HI.
comments7
Arden Key Tweets About His Disappointing Junior Season
Key is currently preparing for the NFL Combine.
comments51
College Baseball Polls: 2/19/2018
LSU is currently 1-2.
comments5
LSU Drops Game 2 vs. Notre Dame, 10-5
Game 3 vs. Notre Dame starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
comments9
LSU Pulls Out Close Win Over Missouri, 64-63
The Tigers improve to 15-11, 6-8 SEC.
comments6
Highlights From LSU's Thrilling Come-From-Behind Win vs. Notre Dame
The Tigers open up the season in dramatic fashion.
comments1
logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram