PERKINSTON, MS (WLOX) - Isaiah Buggs was an aggressive defensive end at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College the past two seasons. On Tuesday, a few days after visiting Alabama, Buggs made his official commitment and selected Alabama.
The 6-foot-4, 290-pound junior college standout was rated as one of the top JUCO players in the nation.
In a statement Buggs said, "LSU, thank you for giving me the opportunity to play in my home state. The decision was hard to make, but I will pursue my degree and compete for a national championship with the Alabama Crimson Tide. I just want everyone to understand how hard this decision was to make. Without having a complete coaching staff ready to roll, my family and I made the decision to sign with Alabama. Thanks for supporting my decision. Geaux Tigers."
He was a one-time lean to LSU, but when Ed Orgeron took over the head coaching duties at LSU, Orgeron fired special teams coach Bradley Dale Peveto, who was Buggs primary recruiter.
The Ruston, Louisiana native is expected to enroll at Alabama in January.