Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Barkavius Mingo commits to LSU

West Monroe linebacker Barkevious Mingo has made his choice to become an LSU Tiger and will make the announcement public on Wednesday in front of his family and peers at 8:30 a.m. in the West Monroe fieldhouse.

“I’ve been knowing for a while,” Mingo told The News-Star in an exclusive interview. “I’ve been down there a pretty good bit and have gotten to know the coaches. I feel like they’ll take care of me.”

The 6-5, 206 pound all-state defensive player of the year in Class 5A is ranked the No. 9 linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com. Mingo finished his senior year with 59 total tackles, four for a loss, seven sacks, four forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, eight pass break ups and two kicks blocked.

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