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LSU Football starts to form 2017 recruiting class

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

LSU started off their 2017 recruiting efforts with a "big get" when Northside High's Tyler Shelvin committed to the Tigers last March. The Lafayette native is a 6'2", 329 pound five-star defensive lineman.

This weekend the class expanded to three after two commitments at LSU's "Boys from the Boot" junior day event.

Lutcher quarterback Jontre Kirklin pledged to the Tigers at the event, and Clydrick Edwards-Helaire, Catholic (BR) running back, also gave Miles the good news he was committing to LSU.

According to Jimmy Smith of The Times-Picayune/Nola.com, the Tigers offered Kirklin as an athlete a few weeks back. The 6-foot, 170-pound Kirklin will likely be a receiver or defensive back in college.

Kirklin posted this on Twitter after his verbal: "To all the LSU coaches, thanks for allowing me to live my dream. I bleed purple and gold."

Edwards-Helaire shredded Rummel in the Division I state title game, catching eight passes for record 161 yards and one touchdown. Also rushed 21 times for 88 yards and another score and returned five kickoffs for a total of 96 yards.

He also posted on Twitter his excitement for being a Tiger: "As of now, I would like to announce that I am honored to be a part of Tiger Nation. I am now officially committed to attend Louisiana State University as a student-athlete. I am overwhelmed with emotion right now. As a Baton Rouge native and a 'Boy from the Boot,' I proudly say, 'GOOO Tigers!!!!!"

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