LSU signed two of the top prospects out of the state of Georgia this year.
And both them finally arrived at LSU football camp after encountering NCAA clearance issues.
Chidi Okeke-Valentine of Faith Christian Academy and Arden Key of Hapeville Charter reported to LSU on Wednesday, according to The Advocote’s Ross Dellenger.
Okeke-Valentine, a five-star tackle who played last season for Faith Christian Academy in Ludowici, was initially flagged by the NCAA for a low ACT score. Key, a four-star defensive end from Lithonia Hapeville Charter, wasn’t cleared by the NCAA in time for summer workouts either.
Okeke-Valentine immigrated from Nigeria and initially lived in Miami, playing for Hialeah Champagnat Catholic in 2013. He moved to Georgia and played for Faith Christian for the 2014 season and also reclassified to graduate in 2015. Having never played football before coming to the United States, it was Okeke-Valentine’s raw athleticism and size that earned him the status as one of the top recruits in the country.
The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Okeke-Valentine ultimately chose LSU over others, most notably Georgia, Florida State, Auburn, Alabama. It’s unclear when he’ll see the field, as he’s still a project-type player who could prove to be an impact college player.
Key, who stands at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, decommitted from South Carolina twice before settling on LSU.
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