by LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
JUCO DB Quinton "Pig" Cage has joined LSU in a shocking development broken by Shea Dixon of Geaux 247 and revealed with a badass LSU photo edit.
Hailing from Nicholls St, where he was a previous teammate alongside current LSU cornerback Darren Evans and coming out of Rummel High, Pig made 62 solo stops from 83 altogether as a Rummel senior, proving to be a handful as a Rummel High Raider teammate of Ja'Marr Chase, Kristian Fulton and Koy Moore (among other Tigers), contributing 4.5 sacks as a DB, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles (next to a pair of recoveries), 7 QB hurries, 2 PDs, 1 safety scored and 15 tackles for loss!!!!
He is a backfield stuffer, a fantastic nickel cover man and looks to be yet another high masterclass addition to Daronte Jones' ever-expanding safety room...or should we just say DBs room? It seems, with Jay Ward crossing over from cornerback to safety as one example, this is a group possessing a hell of a lot of flexibility and interchangeable profiles.
There's a deeper reasoning as to why Corey Raymond only recruits corners standing 6 foot 2 or taller (among other qualifications). LSU already know what the best DBs in the country look like, they just have to go out and get 'em....and Quinton "Pig" Cage should be a steady contributing force on this team in year one, a good-sized ceiling as a 30-40 tackle 2 INT guy during his second, and by year three, Quinton Cage can be as good as he wants to be....
He's come to LSU so he can develop....and he's come to the right place.
How much do safeties Quinton Cage and Major Burns boost LSU's safeties room?
Well, let's look at the options on tap for Daronte Jones & Corey Raymond now:
LSU has Jay Ward (4 INTs in preseason, 3 last year at corner), Todd Harris (injured, status unknown), second year man Jordan Toles (showing out during Spring ball in a tandem opposite Ward), super senior Cam Lewis (a really good strong safety who could break through at any time, just hasn't had that spark yet), transfer Major Burns (has the Louisiana DNA), third year local Zaven Fountain, and freshmen stalwarts Matthew Langlois, Sage Ryan and Derrick Davis Jr.
At Nicholls State this past Spring, Cage grabbed 30 stops, 11 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, & an INT through 7 games. Due to these strong performances, Quinton was named a freshman All-American and finished as 1 of 16 finalists for the Jerry Rice Award.
A young man who knows what it's like to cover Ja'Marr Chase and Koy Moore every day in practice and played alongside Kristian Fulton has to be worth seeing.
We have to find out what he's made of...and when he calls himself "the best nickel in college" on Twitter, I think Coach Corey Raymond's ears perked up...he wants to find out.
And so do we...
I think he's going to be good.....
by LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
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