July 11, 2006

A few LSU football signees still not eligible

With the beginning of LSU football practice less than one month away, there are still questions about the availability of seven signees.

Tigers coach Les Miles talked about the status of the members of his signing class at a media gathering Tuesday. He did indicate that he felt most of those players will eventually qualify.

Six of the players have not yet been approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse. The seventh player, Jared Mitchell, is in negotiations with the Minnesota Twins.

Miles actually named four of the six signees who have academic problems - Shomari Clemons, Richard Murphy, Jason Teague and Keiland Williams. The other two players are Charles Deas and Zhamal Thomas.

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