LSU got great recruiting news from Nashville on the morning of the Tigers Music City Bowl matchup with Notre Dame.
Nashville Overton defensive back Ugo Amandi committed to LSU at a school press conference this morning and will enroll in Baton Rouge for the spring semester.
The addition of Amandi (5-10, 180) will certainly bolster an already solid Top 20 2015 class for the Tigers.
Amandi becomes the 15th Class of 2015 commitment for the Tigers whose class is ranked No.17 by 247sports.com.
He had committed to Ole Miss back in March but decommitted from the Rebels on December 13.
Amandi, shutdown type cornerback wasn’t tested much during the season as he registered only 25 tackles, five pass breakup and two interceptions on the year.
Now the Tigers are in good position to land two more top Volunteer State prospects in Hillsboro defendive end Kyle Phillips and Maryville defensive end Dylan Jackson.
Amandi hinted recently on Twitter that he and Phillips were a package deal but until Phillips decides we wont knowfor sure,
Phillips (6-4, 250) is the No. 2 overall prospect in the state according to 247 sports.com will choose between a final three of LSU, Tennessee and Ole Miss.
Tennessee has viewed Phillips as a huge priority throughout the recruiting process while
LSU and SEC West rival Ole Miss have been coming on strong in past couple of months.
Phillips will be an early enrollee to which ever school he chooses and he will make his choice at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday as Phillips is one of three Tennessee players competing in the All-Star contest.
Jackson on the hand decommitted from Tennessee in mid December and will choose between LSU and Stanford.
LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis was on hand at the Blue Cross Bowl title games in Cookeville to watch both Phillips and Jackson play.
Amandi is the 57th commitment in the Volunteer State in the class of 2015 joining MUS defensive back MaLiek Gatewood (Murray State), CPA linebacker Jay Hockaday (Colorado), Ensworth offensive lineman Brycen Hopkins (Purdue), Knoxville Catholic safety Jordan Anderson (Brown), LaVergne running back RoShea Grays (Tennessee State), Science Hill athlete Malik McGue (Army), Blackman wide receiver Quen Hardy (Navy), Maryville running back Jaylen Burgess (Air Force), South Doyle guard Mason McNutt (ETSU), South Gibson wide receiver Airan Reed (Southern Illinois), Maplewood linebacker Malik Harris (UT Martin), Fulton defensive end Jonathan Roth (MTSU),
Father Ryan safety Andrew Rector (Vanderbilt), Friendship Christian offensive lineman Andrew Wood (Navy), MBA offensive lineman Chad Mitchell (Mercer), Lavergne wide receiver Quin Jernighan (Western Kentucky), Farragut Offensive lineman Nathan Gilliam (Wake Forest), Wilson Central safety Wes Roundtree (Wofford), Melrose Athlete Ke’von Hall (Georgia State), Brentwood Academy defensive back Aaquil Annorr (Furman), Oakland defensive back George Gbesee (Wofford), Station Camp tight end Kyle Anderton (Vanderbilt), Hillsboro running back Vincent Perry (Tennessee), Hillsboro wide receiver Juwan Davis (Austin Peay), Trezevant running back Jamal Jones (Arkansas State), Oakland defensive back Tyler Black (Tennessee State), Knoxville West linebacker Noah Hoxie (Air Force), Giles County defensive back Cameron Ordway (Ole Miss), Independence running back Dom Childress (Navy), Maryville quarterback Tyler Vaught (Air Force), Ridgeway tight end Marquette Murdoch (SE Missouri State), Nashville Christian offensive lineman Alex Givens (Ole Miss), MUS offensive lineman Drew Richmond (Ole Miss), Hillsboro quarterback Michael Hughes (Tennessee State), Ravenwood wide receiver Van Jefferson (Georgia), Whitehaven linebacker Joshua McMillon (Alabama), East Literature athlete Lennox McAfee (Wofford), Ensworth defensive back Rico McGraw (Alabama), Centennial wide receiver Emanuel Hall (Missouri), Knoxville Webb Linebacker Brant Mitchell (Georgia Tech), Southwind defensive end John McDougle (Memphis), MUS defensive end Peyton Jones (Memphis), Oakland linebacker Josh Smith (Vanderbilt), Franklin kicker/punter Corey Fatony (Missouri), Oakland tight end Kyle Oliver (Tennessee), Notre Dame Athlete Kareem Orr (Louisville), South Doyle running back Joc Bruce (Tennessee), Columbia tight end Jackson Harris (Georgia), Knoxville West running back Nathan Cottrell (Georgia Tech), Baylor quarterback Nick Tiano (Mississippi State), Memphis Central Athlete Deddrick Thomas (Mississippi State), Signal Mountain offensive lineman Harrison Moon (Mississippi State), Ridgeway defensive tackle Elontae Bateman (Arkansas State), Ridgeway running back Earl Harrison (Arkansas State), Melrose Safety Tony Pollard (Memphis), Blackman Athlete Jauan Jennings (Tennessee), Ensworth defensive back Donovan Sheffield (Vanderbilt), Oakland offensive lineman Jack Jones (Tennessee), Beech long snapper Riley Lovingood (Tennessee) and Coalfield offensive lineman Zack Stewart (Tennessee).
Three Make MaxPreps Freshman All American
Coffee County athlete Alontae Taylor along with Knoxville Catholic and Harding Academy offensive lineman Will Lawrence had freshmen seasons to remember and have been named to Maxpreps.com Freshman All-American team.
Taylor played quarterback for the Red Raiders and rushed for 1,767 yards and scored 17 touchdowns.
You can see the full first and second teams here:
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