As LSU continues to search for a quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class, it’s bound to step on some toes.
It looks like that has finally happened.
LSU extended an offer to the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, Tate Martell, who is committed to SEC West rival Texas A&M.
Martell announced the offer on Twitter late Saturday.
“Extremely blessed and excited to announce that I have been offered by LSU!” he tweeted.
LSU is the 16th reported offer for the five-star quarterback out of Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, Nev.)
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound prospect has been committed to Texas A&M since August 2015, but he has generated interest from a bevy of SEC teams over the past month.
In addition to LSU, Arkansas and Auburn are among the many teams that have also offered the highly-touted quarterback.
What it means: LSU’s quarterback big board is becoming exceedingly apparent.
The Tigers’ top quarterback target in the Class of 2017 is St. James High School (La.) product Lowell Narcisse, who is rated as the nation’s No. 6 dual-threat prospect. Narcisse de-committed from Auburn in January and has already been on LSU’s campus. He holds a strong relationship with LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and is believed to have mutual interest in his hometown school.
However, LSU has been dishing out offers to more quarterbacks in the class in an effort to not only establish a backup plan should Narcisse commit elsewhere, but also add depth at the much-needed position.
Like Narcisse and Mond, Martell is a dual-threat prospect that would fit well into the evolving Tigers offense.
Equally important, Martell is committed to a rival SEC power, so LSU is potentially putting the Aggies in a jeopardizing position as it attempts to lure away their prized quarterback commit.