It did not take long after Lowell Narcisse de-committed from LSU to realize where he wanted to attend college.
On Monday, Louisiana’s No. 1 quarterback in the Class of 2017 re-committed to the Tigers, giving LSU a 4-star dual-threat quarterback and an early enrollee that should be out on the field, healthy, for spring practice.
Narcisse originally committed to LSU in May but de-committed on Dec. 12 amid uncertainty surrounding the team’s next offense. However, Ed Orgeron tabbed Matt Canada 48 hours later, and the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach was quick to mend fences with Narcisse and bring him back on board.
“I wanted to help Coach O speed the process up by opening up my recruitment,” Narcisse said Monday on 104.5 ESPN. “We had great conversations over the last couple of weeks and whenever adversity comes and I’ve had my bad days, LSU has been there.”
“It’s officially over,” he added, regarding his recruitment.
Narcisse is the nation’s No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in this recruiting cycle and Louisiana’s No. 10 overall prospect. He is the second quarterback embedded in LSU’s recruiting class along with 4-star pro-style passer Myles Brennan.
Canada was quick to reach out to Narcisse, spending about 30 minutes on the phone with the standout dual-threat quarterback discussing his offense and how he adapts it to fit who is under center. Narcisse was intrigued by those conversations and spent much of Thursday and Friday watching film with his high school football coach, who also received a phone call from Canada.
For much of his recruitment, Narcisse was priority No. 1A for LSU as it looks to find a permanent solution at the quarterback position. After bringing both Brennan and Narcisse on board, LSU had what was arguably the best quarterback haul of any team in the country, partially because of their different skill-sets.
Auburn and Memphis became major players in Narcisse’s decision, but did so late in the process. Both schools hosted Narcisse, his mother and brother for official visits, and Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and coach Gus Malzahn made two in-home visits in December. Narcisse originally committed to Auburn prior to his junior season in 2015.
Narcisse’s final official visit was to LSU on Dec. 9-10, but de-committed soon after amid uncertainty about the Tigers’ offense. Jabbar Juluke and Dameyune Craig spearheaded his recruitment in the absence of Cam Cameron, but neither could promise a certain style until a coordinator and quarterbacks coach was hired.
With Canada on board, Narcisse’s questions were promptly answered, and yet again LSU boasts one of the top quarterback hauls in 2017.
Narcisse is the 20th commit in the Tigers’ 2017 class and second quarterback along with Brennan.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder is recovering from two torn ACLs, but is nearly complete with rehab. Narcisse has been joggig for several weeks, and is expected to be at or close to 100 percent by the time spring ball rolls around in March.
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