LSU is trying to build a pipeline from Atlanta to Baton Rouge. Delwan Graham, a four-star forward from Dunwoody (Ga.) High School, committed to John Brady and the Tigers on Tuesday.
The No. 92 ranked player in the class of 2008 gave a pledge to the SEC school less than a week after AAU teammate Dennis Harris gave a nod to Brady and crew.
"They were the first to offer him and overall I think it was the best fit," Graham's AAU coach Hulio Smith said. "I think all and all, he felt real comfortable with (new assistant coach and Atlanta native) Chad Dollar."
The Tigers have long been involved with the high-energy and productive combo forward and stuck in it to the end in a battle of SEC schools. Ole Miss and South Carolina hosted Graham for official visits while Auburn was also in the mix. LSU will host Graham for an official visit this weekend.
Graham should fit in well in the rough and tough SEC, Smith says, simply because of his mentality.
"He's a warrior," Smith said. "He's going to play well no matter where he goes because he's a warrior. I thought he would have been better in an up and down system but I know how he plays and he's going to be successful no matter the case."
Dunwoody head coach Scott Bracco said Graham had a hard decision to make between LSU, Ole Miss and South Carolina.
"I tell you what, (Ole Miss and South Carolina) need to be commended. They recruited Delwan incredibly hard and made Delwan really think about his decision," Bracco said.