The LSU Tigers bolstered their future secondary Sunday, securing a commitment from highly touted cornerback recruit Kary Vincent Jr.
Vincent announced his decision in a video on Campus Insiders:
According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, the 4-star prospect is the No. 17 cornerback, No. 18 player from Texas and No. 122 prospect in the 2017 recruiting class.
Vincent was pursued heavily by in-state schools such as TCU, Texas A&M and Texas throughout his recruitment but also received interest from other high-profile programs across the nation such as Oregon, Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Florida, per 247Sports.
The Port Arthur, Texas, native had no shortage of options, and he took a methodical approach when deciding, according to Andrew Nemec of the Oregonian:
I research and analyze things so when it comes down to it I’ll be in a great position with who I visit. I won’t waste any coaches’ time, just like I wouldn’t want them to waste mine. I’m very grateful for the offers I have. This summer, I plan on putting everything out and continuing my analysis of the schools I want to look into further.
After doing his homework on all the schools that courted him over the past year, Vincent came to the decision that LSU represents the best fit for him.
Vincent has the physical tools to be a star at the collegiate level. It starts with his bloodline, as his father was a wide receiver at Texas A&M.
Although the younger Vincent decided to become a force on the defensive side, he is still dangerous with the ball in his hands, as he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns as a high school junior in addition to intercepting three passes, per MaxPreps.
Vincent also has decent size for a defensive back at 5’11” and 170 pounds, which should allow him to avoid getting pushed around by big, physical receivers in the college game.
In addition, Vincent will enter the college ranks with the benefit of having played against a high level of competition in Texas.
There figures to be an adjustment period, especially since corners have to deal with some uptempo, prolific passing attacks in the SEC, but Vincent should be prepared to make the leap.
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