Correction: LSU will add two quarterbacks in its 2016 recruiting class.
The latest addition is Jake Broggi, a record-setting quarterback at Brother Martin High School (New Orleans).
Broggi told SEC Country that he signed his letter of intent to join LSU as a preferred walk-on on Monday.
“I went up to LSU today to make it official,” Broggi told SEC Country. “It means a great deal to me be an LSU Tiger because I would watch LSU football growing up and always dreamed of playing for LSU one day.”
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound quarterback did not hold any other scholarship offers, but had preferred walk-on offers from TCU, Louisiana-Lafayette and Memphis.
Broggi finished his high school career as the storied Catholic League school’s all-time leading passer.
In 2015, Broggi passed for 2,837 yards and 28 touchdowns. He completed 62 percent of his throws and added one rushing score.
What it means: Broggi is officially the second quarterback embedded in LSU’s 2016 recruiting class, joining dual-threat prospect Lindsey Scott, Jr. out of Zachary High School (La.)
Broggi operated out of a spread offense as a three-year starter at Brother Martin, though he dominated opposing defenses largely with his right arm.
The big-bodied quarterback has put up video game-like statistics in high school, helping the New Orleans powerhouse post record-setting offensive numbers. He should be in contention for a backup quarterback spot and should easily assimilate to the Tigers’ evolving offense.