Did LSU really plan on taking Khari Gee?

That’s unclear at this point after the LSU commit didn’t sign with Ed Orgeron’s program on Wednesday but the Atlanta native not only publicly flipped his pledge from the Tigers to Notre Dame on Friday, the Woodward Academy High School standout looks to have burned all his bridges in Baton Rouge upon his signing with the Fighting Irish.

On Friday, Gee publicly announced his signing with Notre Dame after being committed to LSU since May of 2020.

The three-star defensive back was rated as the No. 27 safety in the nation and a top 400 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Following Gee’s signing with Notre Dame, Carter Karels of the South Bend Tribune shared these comments from the Georgia defensive back regarding his decision to sign with the Irish over LSU.

“Obviously Notre Dame being successful this year really impacted my decision, but I wouldn’t say that was the biggest,” Gee said to the South Bend Tribune. “I’d say the biggest was really all the drama down there at LSU and people transferring, opting out. It was just a sign for me that I needed to go, too.

“It was just too much. I didn’t really want to be included in that environment. So my family and I decided to take a step back and really look at my decision.”

Following this news, LSU is down to two commits (four-star recruits Raesjon Davis and Saivion Jones) in addition to the 19 signees that have joined the program this week.