LSU’s commitment spree continued Monday when the Tigers landed the nation’s No. 5 dual-threat quarterback.
Four-star prospect Lowell Narcisse unexpectedly committed to LSU after the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder had been expected to slow down his recruitment as he tended to personal issues in his life.
Narcisse, who re-opened his commitment in January following a pledge to Auburn on his 17th birthday, was strongly connected to the in-state Tigers based largely on his longstanding relationship with LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
Cameron watched as the quarterback tore his ACL prior to his junior season during the St. James (La.) High School spring game. He returned to the field in the postseason, leading his team to an unprecedented run to the Louisiana Class 3A state championship game before re-injuring his knee in the title game.
Narcisse was one of the most sought-after quarterbacks in this year’s recruiting class, holding 13 reported offers from the likes of three SEC West powers, including LSU, Auburn and Alabama.
When SEC Country interviewed Narcisse in April during Nike’s “The Opening” regional camp in New Orleans, he made it clear that his relationship with LSU revolved heavily on his ties to Cameron, who he said was an important figure throughout his recruitment.
“I’m from Louisiana. It’s my home state,” Narcisse said. “Me and Cam always had a good relationship. He’s really stuck with me and even after I committed (to Auburn). Still wanted me to be a part of the family. It showed me that he still really wanted me.”
And then after decommitting from Auburn, Narcisse was on the Baton Rouge campus a handful of times to explore his options.
Narcisse unofficially visited LSU on three separate occasions this spring, including twice in February, with one of those being the Tigers’ “Boys From The Boot” event.
The elite quarterback was considered arguably LSU’s most important target in the Class of 2017, even after the team drew a commitment from pro-style prospect Myles Brennan last weekend.
Narcisse was unavailable for comment after making his commitment public.
Stay tuned to SEC Country for more on Narcisse’s decision.
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.