LSU Football: 2021 Tigers commit sets his “only personal goal”

LSU football's logo at Tiger Stadium (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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LSU football recently received a commitment from 2021 four-star quarterback Garrett Nussmeier.

When Garrett Nussmeier announced his commitment to LSU football last week, it wasn’t a big surprise.

Nussmeier, the nation’s No. 7 rated pro-style quarterback (247Sports composite), was born in Louisiana. He has family in the area still. And his dad played for and coached with LSU passing game coordinator Scott Linehan.

LSU and Nussmeier were destined to end up together.

The fact that Nussmeier has some close connections to LSU, however, isn’t the reason the Tigers took his commitment (they were strongly pursuing him before Linehan was hired). LSU took his commitment because they believe he can be a great quarterback in Baton Rouge.

(And I do too. In fact, I wrote last week that Nussmeier is a better fit for the Tigers than five-star quarterback Caleb Williams, who has LSU in his top three.)

Nussmeier is ultra competitive and he’s the son of a coach. He’s a lot like Joe Burrow (which I also wrote about). Nussmeier just wants to win.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Nussmeier set a personal goal that actually isn’t a personal goal at all.

The four-star quarterback told Rivals this week “The only personal goal I’ve had is to win a National Championship, that would be a dream come true for me”.

I think that’s quite telling. Most highly rated recruits have their eyes on the NFL. They’re thinking about how to get to the next level.

And I’m sure Nussmeier aspires to play in the NFL one day. But the first thing on his mind is winning it all as LSU’s quarterback.

If Nussmeier is able to lead the Tigers to a national championship, the NFL part will take care of itself.

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I think we’re starting to see why Ed Orgeron and his staff are so high on Garrett Nussmeier.