LSU zeroing in on need at receiver

May, 11, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

LSU isn't wasting any time when it comes to addressing one of its biggest needs for the next recruiting class.

Receiver Justin Hunter of Virginia Beach, Va., committed to LSU on Sunday evening, the second highly rated receiver prospect to jump aboard with the Tigers for the 2010 class. Mike Davis of Dallas committed in late February.

Both Hunter and Davis are ESPNU 150 Watch List players, and both were recruited by LSU receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, who along with assistant head coach/running backs coach Larry Porter gives the Tigers' one of the better recruiting tandems on any staff in the SEC.

LSU will have a big need at receiver after Brandon LaFell leaves following next season. The Tigers do have Rueben Randle coming in this summer, and he's expected to make an immediate impact in 2009. But Hunter and Davis also figure to be key pieces to the Tigers' future receiving rotation.

The 6-4, 175-pound Hunter, also a track standout, should especially help in the deep passing game with his 40-inch vertical leap and knack for making big plays down the field.

The Tigers now have nine commitments for the 2010 class.

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