The inaugural recruit barbecue has already produced one big commitment.
LSU landed a pledge from 3-star West Virginia offensive tackle Seth Stewart during the barbecue following the team’s three-day elite prospect camp on Saturday.
The 6-foot-8, 320-pound prospect is rated as the No. 8 recruit from the state of West Virginia and the No. 149 tackle in the 2017 recruiting class.
LSU now holds commitments from four offensive linemen — two tackles in Austin Deculus and Stewart and two guards in Saahdiq Charles and Edward Ingram.
The Tigers made the move to add a fourth lineman after 4-star Louisiana tackle Adrian Ealy publicly named Oklahoma and Miami as his leading schools. LSU has subtly lost ground on the in-state target and made the snap decision to land another underrated talent.
Stewart spent the entire weekend at LSU’s elite prospect camp, including Saturday for the barbecue. He also held offers from Arkansas, Pitt, Louisville and West Virginia, and was on his first visit to Baton Rouge, La.
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.