LSU added to its 2018 commitment list over the weekend when three-star running back Tae Provens pledged to the Tigers. One reason for the commitment, Provens said, is LSU coach Ed Orgeron.
“I like the fire that he brings to the table and that he coaches with emotion,” Provens told GN.
Provens (5 feet 11, 187 pounds) is from Gurley (Ala.) Madison County, in the north-central part of the state, near Huntsville. He chose LSU over offers from Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and others.
“Me and Coach (Tommie) Robinson (running backs coach) and Coach Orgeron, we have always been close,” Provens told GN. “Coach Robinson — I was the first running back he offered in the class of 2018 back when he was at USC and I was still No. 1 on his board when he went to LSU.”
Provens said his commitment ends his recruitment.
“I’m going to shut it down,” Provens said. ” … It became stressful at some points, but it never really got to me. I’m just happy the pressure is now off.”
What type of running back are the Tigers getting with Provens?
“I’m fast and I believe I have really good vision,” he said. “I just feel like I’m a well-rounded running back, and I have the ability to get tough yards when needed.”
Provens is excited about playing at LSU.
“It’s a great feeling knowing I’m going to be a part of that running back brotherhood and all the other great legends that have come through there,” he said.
The Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class stands at 21 commitments, the most in the SEC. Provens is the second running back to pledge to the Tigers; that is a priority position for Orgeron and his staff in this recruiting cycle.
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