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Ed Orgeron: entire LSU signing class of 2017 could see field this season

Could LSU really field its entire freshman class in the 2017 season? Coach Ed Orgeron says the Tigers might do exactly that.

Orgeron said the Tigers may use their entire 2017 class – 24 enrollees strong – during the course of the season, during a conference call with media on Wednesday.

Asked whether it’s possible that the whole class could take the field at some point this year, Orgeron said that could happen.

“No question,” Orgeron said. “Yes, there’s a chance.”

He’s not far from that point already. Only seven of the true freshmen didn’t see action during the opening-week victory over BYU.

Several, including running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, safety Grant Delpit and defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson, already appear to be major contributors just one game into their time in Baton Rouge.

Orgeron has already highlighted another freshman as someone he expects to get more time this weekend against Chattanooga.

“We want to get JaCoby Stevens more in the mix,” Orgeron said. “He’s got some things that he can do on offense and I think we’re going to see more of him this week.”

Stevens was originally recruited as a four-star safety from Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Oakland, but with blue-chip newcomers like Delpit, Todd Harris and Kary Vincent already swarming the secondary, Orgeron has been using him on the offensive side of the ball.

LSU meets the Mocs in Tiger Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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