2014 CB Chris Hardeman picks LSU

Chris Hardeman (Houston/Alief Taylor) had lots of offers and plenty more time to consider a decision. On Monday, he decided the time was right.

The 2014 cornerback recruit has committed to LSU. He pulled the trigger at the Tigers’ weekend camp and announced his decision on his Twitter account.

A 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect considered among the best of a loaded 2014 Texas defensive back class, Hardeman held more than 18 offers and chose LSU over Ohio State, Texas A&M, Texas and Oklahoma State, among others.

“It’s the best place for me,” he said. “I met coach [Les] Miles and he was real excited. As soon as I told him, he was kind of shocked.”

Hardeman made his third visit to LSU this weekend, and this time he brought his entire family along with him to Baton Rouge. After a full tour of the campus and more quality time with the LSU coaching staff, Hardeman knew he didn’t want to go anywhere else.

“LSU is DBU,” Hardeman said. “I think it’s the new DBU. I’m excited. I feel like I’m coming in to ball, to bring what I can bring and win a national title.”

Hardeman becomes the second member of LSU’s 2014 class after linebacker Kain Daub (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Nease) made his pledge on Sunday.

He also follows Clemson safety pledge Dylan Sumner-Garner (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) as only the second committed 2014 recruit from the state of Texas.