Joshua Mickens chooses LSU as path to NFL


Lawrence Central's Joshua Mickens committed to LSU over North Carolina and others. Photo by Mykal McEldowney

Reports IndyStar, “Joshua Mickens, a four-star defensive end, decided his best path to an NFL future was through Baton Rouge, La. The Lawrence Central senior recently announced a college commitment to LSU, picking the Tigers over North Carolina.

His father, Arnold Mickens, was a former Broad Ripple and Butler University star who went on to play for the Indianapolis Colts in 1996. Arnold Mickens, who was a ninth-grade counselor at Crispus Attucks, died in January. He was 49.”

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Crispus Attucks principal Lauren Franklin has described the late Arnold Mickens as “a gentle giant.”

“He brought that aura of peace around him. He had a genuine spirit and a genuine heart for helping young people. It wasn't just a job. It was something he was truly passionate about."


Josh carries a 3.8 grade-point average, is 6-5, and 225-pounds, and also plays basketball.

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