SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The shocker commitment of the day came from Waynesboro (Miss.) Wayne County defensive tackle Jerrell Powe, who spurned the Auburn Tigers and committed to LSU on national television during the U.S. Army All-American game.
"It's LSU baby," Powe said. "I just want to say hey back to everybody back in Mississippi."
Powe is also expected to be held out of action his freshman season at LSU due to academics. Powe will be a sign-and-place prospect. He is likely to start his college career at Butler (Kan.) Community College.
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The 6-foot-3, 352-pounder is competing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas where the top 78 high school prospects are preparing to battle Saturday at noon.
Powe is ranked as the No. 2 overall prospect in the country, the nation's No. 1 defensive tackle and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Mississippi.