Big OT flips from South Carolina to LSU on signing day

Cushenberry takes last-minute offer from hometown school.
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The allure of staying home was too much for Lloyd Cushenberry to pass up. 

A 6-foot-4, 310-pound guard from Geismar, La., Cushenberry committed to LSU on National Signing Day — reneging on his longtime pledge to South Carolina in the process. 

Les Miles had offered the big guard on Sunday night — only a few days before signing day. A mauler in the run game, Cushenberry’s physicality and sheer size will fit in nicely with LSU’s run-heavy offensive scheme. 

The Tigers continue to to hit the state of Louisiana hard with this 2016 class. As it currently stands, LSU has pledges from 22 prospects — 15 of which hailing from the Pelican State.