LSU picks up third, fourth 2014 commitments

The Boys from the Boot recruiting weekend always pays dividends for the LSU football program.

A pair of commitments so far Saturday has proven that to be true once again.

Westlake tight end Jacory Washington (6-5, 211) and Brother Martin offensive guard Will Clapp (6-4, 270) both pledged to LSU on Saturday during the “Boys from the Boot” event. The Tigers now have four pledges for their Class of 2014, but these are their first two from in state.

Clapp, the son of former LSU defensive end Tommy Clapp (1984-87), is No. 186 on the 24/7 Sports Top 247 for 2014, which rates him as the nation’s No. 9 offensive guard and No. 11 prospect in Louisiana. Clapp is also on the ESPN Watch List for 2014, has four starts from Rivals and three stars from Scout.

Washington is a four-star prospect, listed on the ESPN 2014 Watch List. ranks him as the nation’s No. 3 tight end prospect for 2014, while 24/7 Sports says Washington is the No. 10 tight end nationally and No. 14 prospect in Louisiana overall but does not rank him on its Top 247.

LSU now has four commitments for 2014 with athlete prospect Devin Voohries (6-1, 185) of Woodville (Miss.) Wilkinson County and cornerback Chris Hardeman (5-9, 180) of Houston Alief Taylor. Both are also on the 2014 ESPN Watch List and are four-star prospects.

The Tigers have 25 commitments and one junior college signee for the Class of 2013. LSU’s 2013 class is ranked No. 5 by Scout, No. 6 by Rivals and No. 8 by ESPN and 24/7 Sports.

The national signing period begins Feb. 6.