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Class of 2020 quarterback T.J. Finley committed to LSU on Tuesday.

Well, it’s time to fixate on LSU’s next quarterback of the future

Nick Suss

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Here he is, LSU fans

Now, I get to type for you the most exciting sentence in an LSU football fan’s life: The Tigers received a quarterback commit on Tuesday.

T.J. Finley, the top-rated quarterback in Louisiana for the Class of 2020, committed to LSU on Tuesday, giving LSU three commits for the class. In addition to Finley, LSU has two 4-star wide receivers committed, putting together a vaunted passing game with this junior class.

Obviously, nothing should ever be taken as a certainty in recruiting, especially with juniors. Finley has plenty of time to change his mind about LSU. But assuming he stays committed, LSU seems to have itself a good one. He’s a 6-foot-6, pro-style passer, capable of throwing in the pocket and has other offers from schools such as Georgia and Auburn.

And the longer he stays committed, the more LSU fans will love him. There’s an old phrase in football that the most popular player on the team is the backup quarterback. But in college football, committed quarterbacks might be even more popular than the backup. Nothing feels more promising than a bright future. And, as much as some of us may hate it, a huge percentage of a team’s future hangs on its quarterback.

So, T.J. Finley, get ready for the love and admiration of the LSU faithful. As long as you’re committed, you’ll be adored. And if you turn that into playing well at Tiger Stadium, you’ll be beloved forever.

Some good LSU basketball news

LSU point guard Tremont Waters announced on social media on Tuesday that he’ll be returning for his sophomore season. Waters tested the, well, waters, in the 2018 NBA Draft, declaring without signing an agent. He wasn’t invited to the draft combine and it didn’t appear as if he’d be picked in the two rounds of the draft, so he withdrew his name from consideration.

Waters, who was LSU’s leader in points and assists in 2017-18, will return to play on a loaded roster next season. Not only are Waters, fellow guard Skylar Mays and senior Daryl Edwards returning as starters, but the Tigers will bring in 5-star prospects Naz Reid and Emmitt Williams as well as 4-stars JaVonte Smart and Darius Days.

Today in made-up holidays

According to the folks at, May 30 is “National Water A Flower Day.” So, uh, find some flowers and pour water on them. It’s a pretty simple thing to celebrate. Do it.

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