Tyler Shelvin gains clearance from NCAA, will redshirt in 2017

LSU just added a massive addition to its 2017 football team.

Tyler Shelvin, the Tigers’ highest-ranked prospect in the 2017 signing class, gained clearance from the NCAA Clearinghouse on Friday evening, the defensive tackle told SEC Country.

Shelvin’s grandmother told SEC Country that the SEC Commissioner will still need to sign off. The defensive tackle is eligible to practice, but cannot participate in games. His grandmother indicated that Shelvin will be redshirted for the upcoming football season.

Shelvin was a 4-star defensive tackle, was the No. 54 prospect in the country and the No. 1 player from the state of Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

The 6-foot-3, 320-pound Shelvin was the longest-tenured commitment in LSU’s 2017 class, but will be the last to arrive on campus. The Crowley, La., native took extra academic courses over the summer and was unable to report to campus with the rest of the football team on July 31.

With clearance, Shelvin should be eligible to join the team immediately. He will work his way into the defensive tackle rotation behind projected starters  Greg Gilmore and  Ed Alexander.

The post Tyler Shelvin gains clearance from NCAA, will redshirt in 2017 appeared first on SEC Country.

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