|Versatile perimeter player Tim Quarterman can make plays at both ends of the floor. (Savannah Now)|
Johnny Jones had previously been quiet in recruiting the class of 2013. But the first-year LSU head coach turned it up this week – and he's showing he's ready for the challenge in Baton Rouge. It started on Thursday, when No. 25-ranked prospect Jordan Mickey committed to the Tigers.
And on Sunday, versatile perimeter player Tim Quarterman made his pledge to LSU.
“LSU was the best fit and coach Jones has a plan for me,” Quarterman told ESPN.com's Reggie Rankin, who first reported the story. “I was very comfortable there.”
Quarterman, a 6-foot-5 guard, took his stock to a new level during the early part of July when he had a stellar performance at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis. Playing for the Atlanta Celtics, Quarterman was able to make plays at both ends of the court and was extremely active throughout the game. He has great size for the backcourt, and is able to run the point and make plays for others. Defensively, Quarterman uses his length and athleticism to force turnovers and then get out in transition.
The Johnson (Ga.) product was ranked No. 72 in the CBSSports.com top 100. He also held offers from Alabama, George Mason, South Carolina and others.
With Mickey and Quarterman in the fold, Jones can now turn his focus to top-10 prospect Jarell Martin, an in-state forward who has LSU among his finalists. Martin has yet to take any official visits, though, so a decision shouldn't be expected soon.