Recruiting analyst predicts LSU football will land elite QB

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One national recruiting analyst is predicting LSU football could land an elite 2021 QB in the not-so-distant future.

Rivals national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell is predicting some good news for LSU football.

Farrell said this week that he believes 2021 four-star quarterback Garrett Nussmeier will end up committing to the Tigers.

Nussmeier had previously indicated he’d commit on April 18, but it’s unclear if those plans will change due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

But regardless of when Nussmeier commits, it won’t be shocking if it’s LSU.

That’s because Nussmeier, 6-foot-2/182 lbs from Flower Mound, TX, has a unique connection to the Tigers.

Nussmeier’s father was actually coached by Scott Linehan, LSU’s new passing game coordinator, in college at Idaho.

The younger Nussmeier told Rivals in February “He (Linehan) is a great coach and an even better person….I think he’s going to bring a great passing attack. I really like his identity on offense.”

Nussmeier is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 16 player in the state of Texas and the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the nation.

247Sports recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks describes Nussmeier as a player who has “good touch on timing routes and other deep throws outside the numbers”.

Brooks also noted that Nussmeier is “quick-footed in the short area and often makes first rusher miss to buy time” and has an “encouraging ability to throw on the run”.

Nussmeier tossed for 3,788 yards and 38 touchdowns as a junior at Marcus High School, which competes at the 6A level.

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LSU is also in the mix for five-star quarterback Caleb Williams. It appears, however, that Williams is currently trending toward Oklahoma.