LSU football’s “late” early enrollees have finally arrived.
Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette said Wednesday that quarterback Hayden Rettig and wide receiver Avery Johnson were admitted to LSU as enrollees for the Spring 2013 semester.
Classes began Monday.
Rettig (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) of Los Angeles Cathedral, was delayed by a paperwork issue.
Johnson (6-1, 185) of Pompano Beach (Fla.) Blanche Ely had to wait for a test score to be approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse. He signed with LSU in 2012 and prepped at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy this past year.
Johnson is the younger brother of former LSU All-American cornerback Patrick Peterson.
LSU had six other early enrollees who arrived and began classes Monday: athlete prospect John Diarse (6-0, 210) of Monroe Neville; offensive tackle Fehoko Fanaika (6-6, 340) of College of San Mateo (Calif.); Marietta, Ga., quarterback Anthony Jennings (6-2, 205); Lincoln, Neb., Southwest defensive end Christian LaCoututre (6-5, 267); Lemont, Ill., offensive tackle Ethan Pocic (6-6, 285); and Northeast Mississippi Community College tight end Logan Stokes (6-4, 240).
Stokes has already signed his national letter of intent with LSU, the only member of the 2013 class to do so.
All of LSU’s early enrollees are eligible to participate in spring practice.
LSU has a total of 26 commitments/signees for its Class of 2013. Aside from Stokes, the rest of LSU’s class may sign their national letters of intent beginning Feb. 6.
Nkemdiche to visit
The nation’s consensus No. 1 prospect will apparently make LSU his last stop before national signing day.
Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche (6-5, 265) of Loganville, Ga., Grayson, reportedly will take an official visit to LSU on Feb. 1, the final weekend before the start of the national signing period.
Nkemdiche is expected to make the visit along with teammate David Kamara (5-10, 175), a three-star cornerback.
Nkemdiche is set to visit Florida starting Friday and Ole Miss on Jan. 25.
The Rebels are considered the leaders over LSU for Nkemdiche, where his older brother Denzel is a linebacker.
Nkemdiche decommitted from Clemson in November.
Riley offered grayshirt
Linebacker Duke Riley (6-1, 205) of Class 2A state champion John Curtis posted on his Twitter page Wednesday that he has received an offer to grayshirt by LSU.
A grayshirt is a player who signs with a school and pays his way for a year with the prospect of receiving a scholarship in the future.
The Class 2A defensive player of the year, Riley is strongly considering Ole Miss and TCU. Riley is ranked as the No. 16 prospect in Louisiana by ESPN.