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February 19, 2014

Ducre commits to LSU

After further review Lakeshore's David Ducre decided to go ahead and shut down his recruiting process.

Two days after telling TigerBait.com that he wanted to take his time and explore the process a little further Ducre - a 6-foot, 230-pounder - called LSU coach Les Miles on Wednesday morning and offered his commitment.

"I went home and talked to my parents and just evaluated the situation," Ducre said. "I understood what I wanted and I understood I had the opportunity to get what I wanted and figured I might as well take the opportunity while it's here."

Much like West Feliciana wide receiver Jazz Ferguson, who called his commitment to LSU on Tuesday a dream come true, Ducre expressed a similar sentiment to wear purple and gold.

"Since I was in seventh grade and watched college football, that's where I wanted to go," Ducre said. "Being able to call Coach Miles and tell him I wanted to commit was a dream come true. He told me they'd welcome me with open arms. That's my highlight of the day."

Ducre, a projected fullback, became the eighth member in LSU's Class of 2015. He received an offer from the Tigers after attending "Boys from the Boot" recruiting function on Saturday.

"I think after sitting down and talking about it, he was extremely comfortable with Coach Frank Wilson and Coach (Brick) Haley," Lakeshore coach Craig Jones said. "He also talked it over with his parents and they've done their research and he decided he was ready to commit today."

Ducre, who will take part in Saturday's Rivals Camp Series in New Orleans, gained close to 800 yards and scored 13 touchdowns last season for Lakeshore, which lost in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs to Belle Chasse. The Titans competed in one of the state's toughest 4A districts that included undefeated state champion East Jefferson.

Ducre said LSU's offer was that of a running back and his intentions are to compete at that position until told otherwise. The fact LSU signed Leonard Fournette of St. Augustine and Darrel Williams of John Ehret earlier this month, and have a commitment from University's Nicholas Brossette in this current class, did little to unsettle his confidence level.

"I've always wanted to compete against some of the best in my class and at my position," Ducre said. "Competition always brings out the best in people so I think that's only going to make me better."



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