LSU was one of the last schools to extend an offer to D’Andre Christmas-Giles, and ultimately, that may have cost the Tigers from landing the defensive tackle.
Christmas-Giles, a four-star New Orleans prospect, committed to Texas over LSU and TCU on Tuesday night.
“I’ve decided for the next three or four years, I will further my education and football career at the University of Texas,” he said.
“It was a real hard decision, real hard,” Christmas-Giles added.
“They’ll get a high-character person, a well-raised person, a good student, and then theyll get an outstanding football player,” St. Augustine High School coach Al Jones said. “D’Andre has proven to be one of the best in the state.”
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound prospect took an official visit to LSU on Jan. 15, about a month after picking up an offer from the hometown Tigers.
The nation’s No. 34 defensive tackle, Christmas-Giles de-committed from Tennessee in mid-December, days after earning an offer from LSU.
However, Christmas-Giles chose to head to Austin, Texas over LSU, which already boasted a deep and talented crop of defensive linemen in its 2016 class.
LSU has secured commitments from five-star defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence and two other four-stars in Glen Logan and Edwin Alexander.
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