LSU is continuing to make its push for a quarterback in the 2017 class.
The Tigers’ coaching staff made their second offer in a four-day span, this time to four-star quarterback Jake Bentley, he told SEC Country.
Bentley is rated the nation’s No. 5 pro-style quarterback.
While Bentley is rated among the top quarterbacks in his class, it’s a tad eye-opening to see LSU make an offer to a pro-style quarterback given the other prospects the school has been targeting. The Tigers are also expected to install more spread principles in their offense in 2016.
On Friday, LSU offensive coordinator extended an offer to four-star dual-threat quarterback Kellen Mond, a Baylor commit.
LSU continues to prioritize quarterbacks for its 2017 class, as in-state four-star dual-threat quarterback Lowell Narcisse sits atop the list. However, the coaches are coming up with multiple contingency plans in the form of Mond, and now, Bentley.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Bentley out of Opelika High School (Ala.) is rated as Alabama’s No. 3 prospect.
Bentley, the son of South Carolina assistant coach Bobby Bentley, recently took an unofficial visit to Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 30 and returned for the Gamecocks’ Junior Day in mid-February.
Bentley also holds offers from UGA, Auburn and Vanderbilt, among many others.