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Four-star LSU signee in ‘final phases of admission process’

Travonte Valentine

It appears LSU’s long wait for the arrival of one of its top 2014 signees is all but over.

Travonte Valentine‘s high school, Mike Tunsil, confirmed to the Baton Rouge Advocate that his former player has been cleared by the NCAA and will play for the Tigers this fall. The defensive lineman had been awaiting clearance from the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Valentine is expected to arrive on campus Tuesday and begin practicing with his new teammates in the next day or two.

For its part, LSU would only state that “Valentine is going through the final phases of the admission process.” “He has not been cleared to join the football team,” the school added.

As noted by the Advocate, Valentine must go through the NCAA’s mandated four-day acclimation period and won’t be in full pads until his fifth day of practice.

A four-star member of the Tigers’ 2014 recruiting class, Valentine was rated as the No. 3 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Florida.

(Photo credit: Rivals.com)

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9 Responses to “Four-star LSU signee in ‘final phases of admission process’”
  1. eidolon21 says: Aug 19, 2014 10:24 AM

    edit this much???

  2. mauldawg says: Aug 19, 2014 11:39 AM

    Wonder how much LSU paid for this.

  3. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 19, 2014 12:00 PM

    It should say in the final phases of falsifying records so he can be declared eligible. Maybe they are trying to find someone who looks similar to him to take the entrance exam for him again.

  4. outlaw53 says: Aug 19, 2014 12:15 PM

    Congratulations to Travonte Valentine for the hard work it took to maneuver through the NCAA academic clearinghouse. With continued effort, he will leave LSU with a degree from the finest A&M university in the nation.

  5. teedraper says: Aug 19, 2014 1:19 PM

    LSU paid a lot & I hope this duffle bag cash accepting kid never qualifies.

    His entire high school program is for sale to the highest bidding recruiter.

  6. mauldawg says: Aug 19, 2014 2:42 PM

    If he can find his way to the class room,he will never open a book.Somehow he will pass every course as long as he can play football. If he is a bust then the grades will become a bust.

  7. suprmous says: Aug 19, 2014 3:47 PM

    You damned naysayers make me sick. Anybody blasts your teams like you do our’s and damned you come out fightin just as much. I may be a female but I’d love to go a couple of rounds with each and every one of you pathetic knucklheads. Now I’m sure you’re sayin yeah right. Anyone who knows me can tell you I was raised by 3 who all played at Bama and weighed in over 275 AND taught me the fine art of takin care of myself agains such as yourself. Before goin to the extreme of degradin myself why just not admit you’re all haters, not from the SEC, don’t have much respect for the SEC, and are worthless.

  8. mauldawg says: Aug 19, 2014 4:30 PM

    Run guys run suprmous is mad!!!

  9. teedraper says: Aug 19, 2014 6:29 PM

    Did a woman just challenge men to a fight? LMFAOOO!

    What a tool bag. Lady I’ll fight you when you can write your name in the snow with your own urine. Do that & I’ll take you serious.

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