Right now, LSU does not have a quarterback in its 2016 recruiting class.
However, Monday brought the Tigers one step closer to reversing their fortunes.
The four-star Pennsylvania quarterback Anthony Russo de-committed from Rutgers on Monday night and reopened his recruitment with only a matter of time to go before National Signing Day (Feb. 3).
“Having the opportunity to play college football is something I’ve always dreamed of. I want to first thank CHOPnation for the continued love and support for (eight) months I have been committed there, the relationships and memories I have with Rutgers is something I will forever cherish.
“The past few weeks praying and sitting down with my family, we have decided that it is in my best interest to de-commit from Rutgers University.”
A source told NOLA.com’s James Smith that Russo could plan an official visit to Baton Rouge, La. “in the near future,” but LSU is also competing with Temple to land the quarterback.
The 6-foot-4, 221-pound signal caller from Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Penn.) is the nation’s No. 25 pro-style quarterback.
Russo was one of the handful of committed quarterback prospects that LSU was eyeing as recently as last month.
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