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Orgeron wasting no time at LSU

It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows Ed Orgeron that he has wasted no time hitting the recruiting trail.

The dead period ended yesterday so staffs across the country are hitting the road in full force with signing day looming Feb. 4.

The Oxford Citizen's John Davis reported the newest LSU Tiger is already headed to Elmore, Ala., to visit defensive end Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. 

The 6-foot-8, 245-pound Nigerian moved to the United States in August as a basketball player but has drawn the attention of many football coaching staffs.

Davis wrote that LSU, along with the likes of Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Clemson, Auburn and others are all courting Wanogho, already rated a four-star recruit by

According to Davis, Wanogho was initially expected to be a part of the 2016 class but ended up being ahead of schedule academically, setting him up to sign as a part of the '15 class.

"We met with our counselor and principal and after reviewing his transcripts from Nigeria, and all of his stuff he has taken at Edgewood (Aca.), he's going to have enough credits to graduate this year," said Bobby Carr, Wanogho's coach. "He was pretty emotional. He said he loved Edgewood. He came to America to have the opportunity to hopefully get a basketball scholarship and have a chance to be successful and help his family.

"Now it's worked where he's going to play college football. He said he felt like that's what he needed to do for himself and his family."

Carr raved to Davis about the big end's athleticism. Despite making 82 tackles this season, Carr said he has plenty of growth potential. The Nigerian certainly has room to grow, both on the field and when it comes to learning about football in general.

"I think he is the only high school football player in America that doesn't know who Nick Saban is," Carr said. "He even said 'Who is this Nick Saban guy?'"