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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.

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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?
Reply9 months
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.
Reply9 months
Moving a Safety to Cornerback makes little sense. The guy was a Safety for a reason...
Reply9 months
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.
9 months
Not in high school. A lot of times schools play their better kids at safety because it allows them to cover more field.
9 months
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.
9 months
Kind of disturbing to no longer be able to fill all the allotted scholarship slots.
Reply9 months
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
9 months
The qb should have never been considered.
Reply9 months
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.
Reply9 months
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.
Reply9 months
SMH!
Reply9 months
Midnight Sutain's time? No chest. Tiger bait.
Reply9 months
Ive never heard of a more pathetic approach of recruiting in my life if that’s how it went diwn
Reply9 months
He needs to swing attitudes of current players to stay all 4 yrs. Toliver and Jackson will be draft in lower rounds.
Reply9 months
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.
Reply9 months
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.
Reply9 months
Lotta downvotes in this thread from the O supporters who don’t comment all that much on TD boards. Interesting.
Reply9 months
Kary Vincent and Kristian Fulton must be really impressing Aranda.
Reply9 months
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.
Reply9 months
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"
9 months
texastigerr, didn’t we finish at or near the top of the SEC in defense?
9 months
Which Lewis? The one that transferred out?
9 months
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
Reply9 months
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.
9 months
Grade A bullshite
Reply9 months
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.
Reply9 months
Dude we have 3 fricking scholarships we are sitting on
9 months
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.
9 months
stewie
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Mismanaged...the whole thing is mismanaged.
Reply9 months
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.
9 months
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