Hold That Tiger: Contrary to popular belief, LSU did receive some positive news Sunday as three-star tight end Jalen Shead out of Olive Branch, Mississippi announced his commitment to the Tigers.

Shead marks the first tight end commitment of LSU’s 2021 class and the 18 verbal pledge overall.

“LSU, in their new offense, they use the tight end a bunch,” Shead told 247Sports in an interview. “They pass the ball and use the tight ends for run sets and power and stuff like that. They obviously utilize my position a lot. They’re not really that deep at tight end. I’m kind of a priority for them at that position. They’ve recruited me probably the hardest out of everybody. I talk to them at least once every two days, pretty often.”

The 6-4, 240-pounder is rated the No. 60 tight end in the country and the No. 18 prospect overall in the state of Mississippi, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.