The Warhawks got great news this afternoon when Safety Troy Giddens sent his NLI to play for ULM. Giddens was signed out of Hammond school by LSU but left the team and found his way to Copiah-Lincoln. He was the 20th ranked Safety in the nation out of high school and one of the top 25 players in the state of Louisiana.
Giddens had an incredible year at Copiah Lincoln this year. In nine games he recorded 75 tackles, 5 pass break ups, 2 force fumbles, and three interceptions. Giddens will bring an immediate impact to the ULM safety position in 2008 and have three years of eligibility left after red shirting his first year at LSU.
Giddens has great size (6'0 210) and speed (4.4) for the safety position. He played his high school football at Hammond high school in south Louisiana. As a senior Giddens finished the year with 171 tackles, 4 sacks, and 2 interceptions. Troy was holding offers from ULM, Arkansas, Marshall, and also receiving interest from Hampton and Ole Miss.
With the signing of Giddens, the ULM Warhawks have now received 6 NLI's to go towards the 2008 class. Alex Ford, Aaron Williams, Thomas Robinson, Keating Helms, and Otis Stamps have all also committed to the Warhawks. Giddens signed with LSU in 2005 and held offers from Texas A&M, ULCA, Ole Miss, and Nebraska.