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The Mailman’s son delivers verbal to LSU

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This past week Ben noted that the son of NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson had verbally committed to play football at Notre Dame.

A couple of days later, the son of one of Robinson’s playing contemporaries and fellow hoops Hall of Famer has given a football verbal as well.

The high school football coach of Karl “K.J.” Malone Jr., son of, yes, former NBA great Karl Malone (pictured) (kinda), confirmed to ESPN.com Saturday that the offensive lineman gave a verbal committment to LSU this afternoon.  The younger Malone gave the Tigers coaching staff the verbal thumbs up shortly after the spring game earlier today.

“He committed with coach (Les) Miles this afternoon, about an hour and a half ago, probably,” Cedar Creek (La.) High School coach Ben Haddox told the website. “It’s something he’s been thinking about. There’s a lot of pressure on these kids, at 16 years old, to make these kinds of decisions, and I think that’s been weighing on him. However, he has handled it great.”

In addition to LSU, Alabama, Oregon, Utah and Stanford have shown interest in the 6-4, 290-pound guard.  Malone is currently rated as a three-star prospect in the Class of 2013 and the No. 17 player at his position in the country.

Haddox said that his player didn’t head down for his visit to LSU with the intention of verbally committing, “[b]ut I think once he got down here and had the experience he had today, he just felt like this is where he wanted to be.”

It’s at this point in the program where we once again note that verbal commitments are non-binding gestures and can be reneged upon at any time prior to signing a Letter of Intent.  Do that to a Miles-led squad at your own peril, however.

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6 Responses to “The Mailman’s son delivers verbal to LSU”
  1. tigersgeaux says: Mar 31, 2012 10:09 PM

    Apparently, KJ enjoyed what he saw…but this is a long time away from a Letter of Intent. Much can happen meanwhile. It is good to remember the style and class of his father, The Mailman, again.

    Tigers Geaux!

  2. xtremesportsmaniac says: Apr 1, 2012 6:33 AM

    I have always felt if you get an offer from Stanford and you can get in you have to go. The NFL will find you no matter what school you go to if you’re good enough. Even so the chances of making it to the NFL are slim but a degree from Stanford is very powerful.

  3. seanb20124 says: Apr 1, 2012 7:02 AM

    His other kid plays/played for the Bills

  4. floridacock says: Apr 1, 2012 8:26 AM

    Disagree on the Stanford thing. Distance from family should play in to every players decision. These are very difficult years for the young men and having family close, for most, is extremely helpful in their growth and mental well being.

  5. marcinhouston says: Apr 1, 2012 3:49 PM

    I have a degree from LSU and I am doing fine. What is all this unpatriotic sentiment against a good honest degree from a large state university? Stanford is great if you want to be a some kind of speculator, activist, lawyer, or politician and brag about going to a school most people can’t afford in a place most people can’t afford to live but the honest and productive portion of our society is built from strong people who went to great public universities. LSU has great Engineering and Science programs and LSU graduates are helping develop the crops that put food on your table and the oil that puts fuel in your car.

  6. tigersgeaux says: Apr 1, 2012 5:02 PM

    marcinhouston:

    You could not be more correct! I work in a petrochemical plant and refinery, the only one that has actually doubled its refining capacity in the past 30-40 years and we are now at 98% capacity. Most of the supervisors I work with have degrees from LSU or Tulane (or both!). Please keep posting…we need your wisdom and articulation on this site!

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