As a defensive end Jordan Hammond
garnered attention and awards, but LSU is looking to parlay his athletic ability
into an offensive target.
On Friday, the 6-5, 225-pounder
became the second tight end to pledge his services to the Tigers.
“The coaching staff did a great job
recruiting me and after thinking things over I decided to go ahead and commit,”
Tiger Rag. “The weather in Louisiana is about
like it is here in Florida and I kind of wanted to get out of the
Last season, Hammond recorded 58
tackles, 28 for loss, and four sacks. On the offensive side of the ball,
in six catches, one for a touchdown. He earned third team all-state, second team
all-district and first team all-county. He was also one of only five players on
his team to earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.
LSU defensive line coach
Lane recruited Hammond
and his Florida connections helped a lot at
“Coach Lane did a good job at making me feel
comfortable and it is good to know that there are some guys from Florida over there,” Hammond said.
Hammond said he has received 24 offers and he
may still visit a couple of schools to make sure that LSU is the best
“I may visit Ohio State, Tennessee and
said. “I am pretty sure that LSU is where I want to go but I’ll see some other
places to make sure.”