New LSU coach lands first commitment

Van Chancellor's first major recruit at LSU is a player among the vanguard in women's basketball of those who combine size and inside might with grace on the perimeter.

Ranked No. 12 overall in the 2008 class, LaSondra Barrett of Jackson, Miss., told HoopGurlz.com on Sunday that she pledged to Chancellor a day after returning from an official visit that included watching the Tigers top another of her finalists, Middle Tennnessee State, 44-0 in football.