Bulletin Staff Report

Stavion Lowe became the third Brownwood Lion to give a verbal commitment to a Division I football program, pledging to the national champion LSU Tigers on Sunday.

Lowe, a 6-6, 295 lbs. offensive tackle, joins quarterback Casey Pachall (TCU) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (Texas) as Lions who will continue their careers at the highest collegiate level.

Lowe is one of the most prized recruits in the nation, receiving offers from 26 Division I programs. Lowe choose LSU over Oklahoma and Auburn, who were the other leading candidates. On the Scout.com Web site, he is ranked as the No. 10 offensive tackle in the country, while Rivals.com has him ranked No. 10.

A starter since late in his sophomore season, Lowe earned first-team 16-4A all-district honors after starting all 10 games his junior year. He also was named an honorable mention All-American on the Under Armor team.

“Before I got my first offer, (LSU) was one of the schools I was hoping I would hear from,” Lowe told The Advocate, the daily newspaper in Baton Rouge, La. “I didn’t think I was going to hear from them at all and it finally came.

“I wasn’t quick to commit after receiving my first offer (Auburn). It’s been about seven months for me. I kind of wanted to see what else was out there and LSU finally came along. When I visited there it was a good, comfortable environment that fit everything I was looking for. It’s an incredible place to me. I’m excited about my decision and I look forward to coming in and contributing.”

Another former Brownwood Lion, Jarrett Lee — who transferred to Brenham following his sophomore season — plays quarterback for LSU.