Mathieu visited McNeese
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On the day All-American cornerback Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off the team at LSU, Mathieu met with McNeese State coach Matt Viator Friday.
The school confirmed the meeting, which lasted about 90 minutes, in a release Saturday.
Because McNeese State is a I-AA program, Mathieu -- a junior this fall -- could transfer there and play this season.
Mathieu was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season and the Bednarik Award winner as the top defensive player in Division I-A.
Freshman Jalen Mills took Mathieu's spot with the first team defense when LSU scrimmaged Saturday.
The Nittany Lions added their first recruit since the NCAA levied sanctions against the program. Defensive back Jordan Smith of Washington D.C. committed to the school, according to Penn State's Rivals affiliate Blue-White Illustrated. Smith (6 feet, 180 pounds), is rated as a two-star recruit. He is the 10th commitment in Penn State's recruiting class and its second defensive back.
For those who weren't aware, Sal Sunseri -- former Pitt player and father of Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri -- is the new defensive coordinator of the Volunteers. He is installing a 3-4 defense.
Everett Golson has gained a slight edge in a four-man competition to determine who starts the season opener at quarterback. Tommy Rees, who is 12-4 as starter, was suspended for the game vs. Navy after a run-in with police in May.
Record-setting running back Montee Ball, left with a concussion after being beaten by five men Aug. 1, is expected to return to practice Monday in full pads.
First Published August 12, 2012 12:00 am