LSU added a fourth commitment for the 2013 class Monday when Jewel Sumner safety prospect Jeremy Cutrer committed to Les Miles.
"He called up Coach Miles and committed," Jewel-Sumner coach Zephanieh Powell said. "Jeremy is really happy to be part of the LSU family.
"His dream is to play at LSU."
Powell said that shortly after being named the coach at Jewel Sumner, he sat down Cutrer, whom he viewed as one of the program's bright young stars, for a discussion about the future.
"I believe in a kid having options," Powell said.
That's when Powell realized how badly Cutrer wanted to play under the lights on Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium.
"I asked him to come up with some schools other than LSU that he wanted to know more about, and he couldn’t think of anything," Powell said. "He said it’s close for his family, and he just wanted to wear purple-and-gold."
Last weekend's visit to LSU for Junior Day culminated with a verbal scholarship offer being extended from Miles to Cutrer.
"The experience was phenomenal," Powell said. "Coach Miles and his staff and LSU, period, by far put on the best visit of any college we have attended.
"It's an attractive thing for any young prospect. Miles has his team playing for SEC and national championships."
Where does Cutrer, who lined up at both wide receiver and defensive back in 2011, project in LSU's eyes?
"The main thing is safety," Powell said. "Jeremy will be playing safety in college. He may get an opportunity to play cornerback.
"He is just more at home on the defensive side of the ball. We were just shorthanded on the offense, so we played him at wide receiver. We will not be playing him as much on offense next year."
For Powell, and apparently now Miles, the fact that Cutrer loves playing special teams as much as defense gives good promise to the rising senior's prospect of playing early and often in Baton Rouge.
"He's 6-3, 175 pounds and has a great nose for the football," Powell said. "He loves going down on kickoffs and punt and punt returns.
"We he committed to Coach Miles this morning, Jeremy asked if he could contribute as a freshman by playing on special teams. Coach Miles liked that attitude.
"For me, I think Jeremy could step on the field as a true freshman. He promotes his team and is an animal in the weight room. He has the intangibles to be the next good defensive back to play at LSU."
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