Garrett Nussmeier goes in-depth on his decision to commit to LSU, relationship with Tigers coaching staff
LSU locked in a quarterback for the program’s current recruiting cycle on Monday as four-star signal-caller Garrett Nussmeier announced his commitment to Ed Orgeron’s program this week.
While Nussmeier may be listed as a Texas native, the nation’s No. 7 pro-style passer and top 105 overall recruit considers himself a Louisiana native as his family has moved all over the country thanks to his father, Dallas Cowboys QB coach Doug Nussmeier, who also previously worked as offensive coordinator Alabama and Florida, among many other jobs in college football.
Nussmeier’s pledge elevated the Tigers recruiting class into the top 10 for the current recruiting cycle — which is even more impressive when you factor in the Tigers have the fewest number of commits (8 in total) of any program currently ranked in the top 10.
During a recent appearance on Baton Rouge-based 104.5 FM radio show “Off The Bench,” Nussmeier was asked to shed light on his decision to commit to the Tigers.
“I think I’ve always really loved LSU,” Nussmeier said during his appearance on the show. “Growing up, you know, I saw purple and gold, I refer to Louisiana as my home. So, I’ve seen purple and gold all my life, and I think, you know, spending these last few months and after a lot of thoughts and prayers I kind of just started to understand it felt right. And there wasn’t a lot of reasons why LSU shouldn’t be the school.”
In addition to the love he’s always had for the Tigers, the four-star recruit says no other coaching staff recruited him harder than Ed Orgeron’s staff.
“I think I can confidently say not only were they my first offer but they absolutely recruited me the hardest out of any coaching staff throughout the entire process. They’re extremely consistent,” he added.
Interestingly, the Nussmeier family has a connection to new LSU passing game coordinator Scott Linehan that may have given the Tigers the final push they needed to land the quarterback.
“I’ve had many many talks with Coach O, consistent talks – weekly,” Nussmeier continued. “Coach Ensminger, we built a great relationship throughout the entire process that recently you know Coach Linehan coming in, who was my dad’s offensive coordinator in college at the University of Idaho, and you know as a good family friend of ours.”
Considering Linehan and Doug Nussmeier were on the same staff together in Dallas last season, this may have been one of the easiest recruiting pitches LSU has ever had to make to land an elite prospect.