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The 2019 recruiting cycle is really beginning to heat up and the LSU Tigers picked up a big commitment on Monday. Despite off-field concerns with Ed Orgeron and various complaints about his attempts to shield the state of Louisiana from outside programs, the Tigers were able to convince four-star 2019 running back Tyrion Davis to announce his pledge.

Davis, who ranks as the No. 17 running back in the country according to 247Sports, spoke to Shea Dixon of Geaux 247 about his commitment and how it came to be.

“I had taken a visit two weeks ago, and I did a tour of campus and all that. But I wanted to do a tour of the academic center, so we went back up and did that today. Then I went back to meet with Coach O and told him I wanted to be a Tiger. He was surprised, and he was really happy.”

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound running back hails from nearby Southern University Lab School in Baton Rouge and, given the close proximity, it is not a shock that LSU was able to land his commitment. Still, Davis reportedly held offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Colorado and others, so this was not an easy pick-up for Orgeron and his staff.

Given that the 2019 signing period is a long way out, nothing is “safe” when projecting official signings but LSU had a good day on Monday.

After two visits in two weeks, 4-star RB Tyrion Davis commits to hometown program Twitter/@3_too_lit
Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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