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Edward Aschoff with, featured emerging LSU sophomore wide receiver D.J. Chark in this "Five spring developments in the SEC" article:

D.J. Chark's impressive spring:

It's not like LSU needs more speed, but that's what the Tigers appear to be getting in Chark, a sophomore wide receiver. While he didn't record any stats at receiver last year, Chark has been turning plenty of heads this spring. The initial focus this spring fell on fellow receivers Travin Dural and Malachi Dupre, but Chark has been stealing the spotlight of late, registering at least one touchdown catch in every scrimmage thus far. Coach Les Miles said Chark caught three passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's scrimmage. The emergence of Chark is big for a passing game looking for some sort of consistency this year, and the two quarterbacks vying for the starting spot have to be excited about Chark's progress.
Here is what LSU wide receiver Malachi Dupre and running back Leonard Fournette had to say about Chark's peformance this Spring, per David Ching with ESPN:

"You hear about Travin Dural and Trey Quinn and John Diarse and myself at receiver because we got the bulk of the plays last year," sophomore receiver Malachi Dupre said. "But I feel like D.J. Chark is making full strides and working towards playing time for himself. I feel like he's done a great job this spring. His biggest thing was confidence. It wasn't his physical abilities at all."

Sophomore running back Leonard Fournette said of Chark: "He's a sophomore now with us and stepping up, making big plays. I always knew he had it in him, but you didn't want to put him out there too early. But he's coming along big time."
Chark appeared in six games last season as a true freshman, but did not record a reception.
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Dr. Shultz111 months
He had a couple chances last year. I remember him dropping a TD in the end zone from Harris. Hopefully he can contribute
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LSU 318 LSU111 months
CENLA represent!
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demtigers73111 months
I knew this kid would be special saw him play several times in HS!
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jacktown111 months
I love when a underrated star emerges kids lik this raise the level of competition makes others play harder!#championship
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