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02-02-2015, 09:12 PM

Growden gets on board
Shea Dixon - 2 hours ago 23
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LSU has landed a commitment from Australian punter Josh Growden.

Growden, who was a member of the AFL rugby club Greater Western Sydney until September 2013, made his official visit to LSU this weekend.

Growden has recently been training with ProKick Australia, which has been sending punters to the United States at a rapid rate in recent years. Growden has been at ProKick in Melbourne since last March, and he now plans to enroll at LSU this summer and be on the team next fall.

Growden will serve as a backup to fellow Australian punter Jamie Keehn, who hosted him on his visit this past weekend. Keehn is headed into his senior season. With Brad Wing also signing with the Tigers in 2010, Growden will be the third Australian-born punter that Les Miles and LSU have signed in the past six years.

Wing redshirted in 2010, then started for the Tigers in 2011 and 2012. Keehn then started in 2013 and 2014, and he heads into the offseason as the lead man for the job, once again.

Growden is LSUís 20th commitment to the 2015 class, meaning the Tigers have five open spots to fill before National Signing Day arrives on Wednesday.