LSU’s recruiting momentum has continued into Sunday, when the Tigers landed their seventh commitment in eight days.
Florida tight end Zach Sheffer committed to LSU in the aftermath of a two-day visit to Baton Rouge.
Scheffer, a 3-star prospect, is the No. 26 tight end in the 2018 class and a top-100 recruit from the Sunshine State, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He becomes the No. 21 member of the Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class, which entered the day as the No. 3 group in the country and tops in the SEC.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end arrived at LSU on Friday and met privately with the entire coaching staff, including offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Sheffer stayed for Saturday and spent time with coach Ed Orgeron and tight ends coach Steve Ensminger, his primary recruiter.
Sheffer becomes the first and likely only tight end in the Tigers’ 2018 class. He chose LSU over an impressive group of offers, most notably Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee and Auburn.
LSU hosted three notable tight ends this weekend: Sheffer, 4-star prospect Luke Ford and 3-star recruit Glenn Beal.
Sheffer’s commitment is the third offensive addition to the 2018 class since Thursday, joining 3-star Florida running back Chris Curry and Alabama athlete Tae Provens. He joins Curry and Nadab Joseph as Florida recruits in the group.