Four-star quarterback Lowell Narcisse decommitted from LSU on Monday morning, leaving the Tigers with 17 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.
This is not the way LSU wanted to start off the dead period. And it certainly isn’t a great way to start a week for Tigers fans.
Early Monday morning, 4-star prospect Lowell Narcisse decommitted from LSU, leaving the Tigers with 17 total commits in the 2017 recruiting cycle. LSU now sits at No. 10 in the recruiting class rankings.
Narcisse, the No. 15 quarterback and No. 227 overall player in the nation, released a statement regarding his decision to back off his pledge to the Tigers.
“I have thought and prayed long about the situation, and I’ve decided to decommit form LSU. LSU is a great school, and I have much love and respect for the program, but I feel this [is] the best decision for myself right now.”
The Saint James, Louisiana native is the second quarterback to waver on his commitment to the Tigers since Ed Orgeron was named as the team’s new head coach.
Four-star recruit Myles Brennan, the No. 16 quarterback and No. 257 overall player in the country, re-opened his commitment late last month. The only difference between Brennan and Narcisse is the fact Brennan is still somewhat pledged to LSU, whereas Narcisse has flat-out left the class.
At 6-foot-2, 224 pounds Narcisse does have an injury-plagued past, but, when healthy, he can spin the ball like nobody’s business. He has a ton of arm strength and an ability to create with his legs, as well as the intangibles you look for in a quarterback.
The team with the best shot to land his commitment now appears to be the Auburn Tigers. That said, Gus Malzahn recently landed former 5-star quarterback Jarrett Stidham to play right away in 2017, Auburn also has former 4-star quarterback Woody Barrett, whom they signed as part of the 2016 recruiting class — not to mention Sean White, who started most of the season and played in 10 games before a shoulder injury ended his season.
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