WR Justin Hunter decommits from 2010 class
LSU left with a gaping hole at receiver
By BEN LOVE
Tiger Rag Acting Editor
It looks like another one just bit the dust in terms of wide receiver commitments for LSU’s class of 2010.
According to numerous sources, Justin Hunter, a 6-4, 172-pound wide-out from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va., announced Tuesday that he’s decommiting from LSU and is now considering a bevy of other schools, including Tennessee, Clemson and defending national champion Alabama.
Hunter, who runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, is following in the footsteps of Skyline High School wide receiver Mike Davis of Dallas, Tx. Last month, Davis - the nation’s No. 2 player at that position - took his hat out of the LSU ring.
As things currently stand, LSU has zero players designated as ‘wide receiver’ in the current crop of 2010 commitments.
This begs the question of who’ll man that position for the Tigers in the future. Graduating are Brandon LaFell, R.J. Jackson and Chris Mitchell. Also, aside from Rueben Randle, there wasn’t another receiver in last year’s 2009 class.
One thing bolstering the Bayou Bengals hopes, however, is the announcement that junior Terrance Toliver will return for his final year of eligibility on campus. Toliver reached this conclusion with fellow juniors Joseph Barksdale and Kelvin Sheppard.
Ben Love is the acting editor of Tiger Rag. Reach him at email@example.com.