Tim Quarterman joins Mickey in becoming the second top-100 recruit to pledge to the Tigers within the past week.
At 6-foot-5, Quarterman has excellent size and is listed by many as a point guard. However, that height advantage gives him plenty of versatility which will allow Jones to play him at multiple perimeter positions.
Quarterman currently attends Johnson H.S. (GA), where he is preparing for his senior season. The guard is ranked at No. 65 by ESPN and No. 63 by Rivals within the class of 2013.
LSU’s class now stands at four with their recent additions, as the Tigers landed verbal pledges from JUCO transfers Deng Deng and John Odoh back on Sep. 3. All four commitments came within the month of September.
“LSU was the best fit and Coach Jones has a plan for me,” Quarterman told ESPN‘s Reggie Rankin. “I was very comfortable there.”
Playing with the Atlanta Celtics on the AAU circuit, Quarterman blew up this past spring and summer, emerging as one of the more viable recruits in the class.
LSU is coming off another sub-par season, finishing the 2011-12 campaign with a record of 18-15 overall. Jones was hired to replace Trent Johnson this past off-season.
Be sure to follow Paul Seaver on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse