LSU football took a break from collecting 2013 commitments Saturday and looked even deeper into the future.
This time the Tigers picked up a pledge from 2014 linebacker Kain Daub, a rising junior for Nease High in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., who stopped by campus on the way home from a road trip with his family.
Daub (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) is LSU’s first commitment in the 2014 class. LSU has 19 for 2013.
“I told everybody I would commit at the end of my junior year or early in my senior year,” he said. “But I just couldn’t wait.”
Daub said he called LSU to set up an unofficial visit as he and members of his family headed home Friday from Texas. He said he was blown away by how well he was treated on such short notice.
“I felt like it had been set up for a couple months, and it had only been a couple hours,” Daub said.
“There wasn’t one question I could ask. They answered everything.”
Daub liked it so much, he stayed Saturday to participate in a high-school seven-on-seven camp at LSU.
He said he chose the Tigers over Alabama and Florida State. He was scheduled to visit Alabama after leaving Baton Rouge, but cancelled that trip once he made the commitment.
As a sophomore last year, Daub had 108 tackles, 12 sacks and an interception.
He plays for the same high school where Tim Tebow once starred.