LSU’s 2021 recruiting class continues to build toward something special as Ed Orgeron’s program just managed to land a commitment from one of the top overall prospects not only from Louisiana, but in the nation, for the 2021 recruiting cycle.

The latest win on the recruiting trail for LSU comes from Zachary High School standout Chris Hilton, who announced his commitment to the program on Friday.

The Tigers currently have the nation’s No. 7 ranked recruiting class following this news. Perhaps the most important aspect of that ranking? All the teams ranked above LSU in the recruiting rankings have more total commitments than the Tigers — meaning Orgeron’s program currently has the most room to improve among teams ranked in the top 10.

The 5-foot-11, 169-pound Zachary, La., native is ranked as a top 100 overall prospect, the No. 8 receiver in the country and the No. 4 recruit from Louisiana in the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Hilton picked LSU over scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M and Notre Dame, among others.

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One of the fastest prospects from the state of Louisiana, Hilton also runs track for Zachary High School. Hilton even won the 2019 Louisiana indoor state championship.

Take a look at his impressive junior season highlight reel and you’ll see the speed translates on the field for LSU’s new commit.

 

LSU’s 2021 Recruiting Class: #7 class in the nation

Player
Rank/Position
Stars
State
Raesjon Davis
#3 outside linebacker
5-star
California
Chris Hilton
#8 receiver
4-star
Louisiana
JoJo Earle
#12 receiver
4-star
Texas
Deion Smith
#14 receiver
4-star
Mississippi
Garrett Dellinger
#12 offensive tackle
4-star
Michigan
Deion Smith
#13 receiver
4-star
Mississippi
Garrett Nussmeier
#8 pro-style QB
4-star
Texas
Landon Jackson
#4 weak side DE
4-star
Texas
Corey Kiner
#10 running back
4-star
Ohio
Naquan Brown
#11 weak side DE
4-star
Virginia
Zavier Carter
#15 outside linebacker
4-star
Georgia
Saivion Jones
#19 weakside DE
4-star
Louisiana
Khari Gee
#18 safety
4-star
Georgia
Anthony Hundley
#31 defensive tackle
3-star
Florida
Peyton Todd
Not ranked punter
Not ranked
Louisiana