LSU took another step forward toward landing its next quarterback.
Grant Gunnell, the nation’s No. 2-ranked pro-style passer in the 2019 recruiting cycle, pressed reset on his recruitment and de-committed from Texas A&M. Currently, the Houston product sits atop of LSU’s wish list for the recruiting class.
The 6-foot-6, 212-pound quarterback recently made an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge for the Tigers’ elite junior day function in January.
A divorce between Gunnell and the Aggies appeared imminent after the hiring of Jimbo Fisher, who instantly made offers to a handful of dual-threat quarterback prospects when he arrived in College Station, Texas. That includes 4-star Alabama quarterback James Foster, who committed to A&M over LSU on Signing Day earlier this month.
Ed Orgeron and Co. failed to land a quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class, leaving only sophomore Myles Brennan, junior Justin McMillan and redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse on the roster. That puts pressure on the LSU coaching staff to land not one, but two quarterbacks in 2019.
Gunnell sits atop of Orgeron’s board and has been closely linked to both LSU and Arkansas. Currently, there are Crystal Ball picks for Gunnell to LSU, Arkansas and Oklahoma State.
Stick with SEC Country for more developments regarding the Tigers’ pursuit of the 4-star passer.
Thank you for everything Aggieland. pic.twitter.com/BDafr4rPer
— Grant Gunnell (@grantgunnell7) February 14, 2018