Recruiting: JUCO defensive end Ali Gaye commits to LSU

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LSU’s football recruiting efforts have been highly successful recently. In fact, the Tigers have secured their third 2020 pledge within the past four days.

The latest addition gives the Purple and Gold 18 total commitments for the upcoming signing class when junior college defensive end Ali Gaye pledged to LSU following an official visit to Tigertown this past weekend.

Ranked fifth among JUCO ends, Gaye began his college football journey at the University of Washington as a signee in 2017, but he later transferred to Arizona Western and then moved on to Garden City.

The Edmonds, Washington native also considered offers from Nebraska, West Virginia, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Minnesota before committing to LSU. Tigers assistant Bill Busch was instrumental in his recruitment along with grad assistant Christian LaCouture.

Gaye is a force off the edge who chases hard and plays stout versus the run. The 6-foot-6, 275 pounder only began playing football in his junior year in high school, so he is still raw. Gaye plays with speed, fire and desire.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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