Top-100 player stays home
Signing Day may have been six days ago, but LSU added one more elite piece to its 2021 class with Walker High’s Brian Thomas Jr. pledging to the Tigers Tuesday.
Thomas is a four-star prospect, No. 88 overall, and the No. 4 player in Louisiana. He’s the No. 13 wide receiver and gives LSU five in its 2021 class joining Chris Hilton, Deion Smith, Malik Nabers and Jack Bech.
Louisiana, as usual, had a ton of talent in the 2021 cycle and LSU did a good job keeping most of the high end talent home. Per 247, LSU signed six of the state’s top 10 players and the top four: Thomas, Hilton, Sage Ryan and Maason Smith.
By adding Thomas, LSU was able to leap past Georgia in the 2021 class rankings. The Tigers 2021 class is now No. 3 nationally per the 247 composite. LSU still has two spots available, and those spots apparently are being held for transfers.