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Grant Gunnell has made a string of visits to LSU this spring.

Is LSU still in the mix with elite QB Grant Gunnell?

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LSU is very much in contention with elite Texas quarterback Grant Gunnell. In a recent interview with SEC Country, Gunnell indicated that both coach Ed Orgeron and new offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger are communicating with him on a daily basis. Orgeron texts daily with messages along the lines of “Geaux Tigers.”

The early front-runners for the 2019 U.S. Army All-American include LSU, Ohio State, Arkansas and Oklahoma State. There is no reason to believe that Gunnell has a leader, but the 4-star prospect did provide this response when asked which school was recruiting him hardest.

It’s safe to assume Gunnell will return to Baton Rouge at some point this spring and likely take in the Tigers’ annual spring game on April 21. He plans on shutting down his recruitment this summer ahead of his senior season at St. Pius X (Texas) High School in Houston.

LSU has offered only seven quarterbacks in this 2019 class. That includes Gunnell, two quarterbacks committed elsewhere and none from inside Louisiana. The team remains in the best spot with Gunnell for now, but if that feeling begins to wane, expect Orgeron and Ensminger to begin evaluating other options. The Tigers could take two signal callers in this class. They need at least one after not taking a quarterback in 2018.

If more offers are to come, they likely will come in June during prospect camps.

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