After putting together arguably the greatest season in college football history, LSU’s recruiting footprint has an even stronger ability to pitch elite prospects from around the country. That’s proven to be the case yet again as the Tigers just beat out several Big Ten and SEC powers from one of the top prospects from the state of Michigan.

Four-star offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger announced his commitment to Ed Orgeron’s program on Wednesday, over Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Alabama, among many other scholarship offers.

The Clarkston High School standout is rated as the No. 12 offensive tackle in the county and the No. 5 overall prospect from the state of Michigan in the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings. He’s also listed as a top 80 overall prospect nationally.

With Dellinger committing to LSU, the Tigers now hold 12 commitments in the 2021 recruiting cycle and now have the nation’s No. 9 recruiting class, up from No. 13. LSU’s class remains the No. 3 class in the SEC class rankings for the 2021 cycle.

It’s worth noting that LSU has the fewest number of total commitments (12) of any program ranked in the top 10 of the recruiting rankings. That should give you a great indication of the caliber of prospects committed to LSU and the room for growth the program has when it comes to the 2021 recruiting rankings.

To get an idea of what Dellinger brings to Orgeron’s LSU program, check out his junior season highlight reel with Clarkston High School.

LSU’s 2021 Recruiting Class

Player
Rank/Position
Stars
State
Raesjon Davis
#3 outside linebacker
5-star
California
JoJo Earle
#12 receiver
4-star
Texas
Deion Smith
#14 receiver
4-star
Mississippi
Garrett Dellinger
#12 offensive tackle
4-star
Michigan
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
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