An already very good Class of 2019 for the LSU Tigers got even better on National Signing Day, when four-star WR Devonta Lee and four-star CB Jay Ward.
Lee, from Amite, LA, was the first of the two to announce. He was between LSU, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Auburn, and Penn State, and chose the in-state Tigers.
Lee is a great talent on both sides of the ball, and played both ways in high school (as you can see in his Hudl video below) but it seems like he’ll be playing wide receiver alongside his best friend and fellow LSU commit Trey Palmer.
Head coach Ed Orgeron had high praises for Lee, as well.
Ed Orgeron: "We had a good day, strong finish to an outstanding class. Devonta Lee is the first Amite player to sign with LSU since 2002. We watched the tape of the state championship game. We thought he was the best player on the field."— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) February 6, 2019
Credits Mickey Joseph for landing Lee.
While it was fairly expected that Lee would end up at LSU, Ward, on the other hand, was a bit of a surprise. It seemed as though Kentucky (where Ward had previously committed before reopening his recruitment) was the favorite for the four-star corner from Moultrie, GA .
Unsurprisingly, Orgeron was very complimentary towards Ward as well.
Orgeron on Jay Ward: He probably would've started for us in the bowl game.— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) February 6, 2019
Says the turnover at corner at LSU is so fast because of how Corey Raymond develops them, so LSU takes as many good ones as they can get.
Check out Ward’s senior year highlights below.