Another wide receiver has landed in Baton Rouge, La.
This time, it’s 4-star Texan Mannie Netherly, who committed to LSU late on Friday evening.
The one-time Texas A&M commitment chose the Tigers over an array of SEC rivals that he recently included in his top six, most notably the in-state Aggies, Alabama, Auburn and Florida.
The 6-foot-2, 183-pounder took in LSU’s campus this spring, then reunited with the coaches during the staff’s trip through Texas for its Houston satellite camps. LSU coach Les Miles, wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron met privately with the Crosby (Texas) High School product, leaving Netherly solid with his stance with the Tigers.
Netherly has family in Louisiana, which makes the trips to LSU’s campus even easier. It also provided the family-like feel that he was seeking for in his college.
“When I’m there, I get a feeling that this could be a possible place for me,” Netherly told SEC Country earlier this month. “I have family in Louisiana, close to Baton Rouge, so going up there I get to see family and my family can see me, and I know it’s not going to be a problem so it’s like home.”
The nation’s No. 29-rated wide receiver is expected to be back next month for the team’s second prospect camp.
Netherly is LSU’s No. 13 commitment for the Class of 2017, joining fellow 4-star wide receiver Stephen Guidry. He is one of three commits from the Lone Star State, along with 4-star tackle Austin Deculus and 4-star guard Edward Ingram.
As LSU’s board stands now, a commitment by Netherly leaves probably one spot for another wideout. The Tigers’ big board has in-state prospects Devonta Smith and Racey McMath at the top, and 4-star IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) product Jhamon Ausbon right behind them.
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.