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2018 4-star safety Kelvin Joseph commits to LSU

This one felt inevitable. In any event, Baton Rouge’s Kelvin Joseph will stay in town.

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The LSU Tigers snagged a U.S. Army All-American on Saturday. Baton Rouge native Kelvin Joseph committed to the Fighting Tigers in a move that shocked, well, really nobody.

Joseph is one of the top defensive backs in the entire country. He ranks fourth among all safeties in a group that features the likes of B.J. Foster and Caden Sterns of the Texas Longhorns and Jaiden Woodbey of the Florida State Seminoles. He also rates as one of the best players in the state of Louisiana. Ranked third, he sits behind fellow LSU commit Terrace Marshall of Bossier City and Marshall’s teammate, Justin Rogers, a dual-threat QB who’s headed to the TCU Horned Frogs.

Kelvin Joseph is also listed as the No. 37 overall player in the class of 2018.

He is currently scheduled to take an official visit to the LSU campus on January 19. He still has visits lined up with the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers scheduled as of right now, per his 247Sports page. But this commitment certainly gives LSU a boost right now.

Unsurprisingly, Joseph joins a class that is littered with Louisiana prospects. He’s the 12th player from the state and second from Baton Rouge. The other is Southern University Lab School’s Damone Clark, a 4-star linebacker. Speaking of 4-stars, Joseph is the 11th 4-star in the class. LSU’s class now ranks 12th in the nation and fourth in the SEC behind the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama and Auburn.