LSU football is poised to steal an elite recruit from Big 10 country

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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LSU football appears to be the favorite to land one of the top offensive tackles in the nation

LSU football‘s quest to land the top 2021 recruiting class in the nation could get a boost in the coming weeks.

That’s because the Tigers are poised to steal an elite recruit straight out of Big 10 country.

2021 four-star offensive tackle Garrett Dellinger, who is expected to announce his commitment on June 24, appears to be leaning toward LSU.

247Sports reported this week that “LSU sources have maintained a good feeling about Dellinger”, adding “the vibe today remains LSU”.

Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State are also in the mix.

Why Dellinger would be a big get for LSU football

Dellinger, 6-foot-5/280 lbs from Clarkston, MI, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 5 player in the state of Michigan and the No.11 offensive tackle in the nation. He’s also rated as the No. 76 overall recruit in the nation.

247Sports recruiting analyst Allen Trieu describes Dellinger as a “high-level prospect with great physical tools” that has “experience competing against good competition in several sports and intangibles as well”.

Trieu also noted that Dellinger “will be an impact player and early round NFL draft choice with proper progression”.

The NFL comparison for Dellinger, according to Trieu, is Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jack Conklin (also a Michigan native), who was an All-Pro player as a rookie for the Tennessee Titans in 2016.

Another interesting fact about Dellinger is that he also plays basketball in high school, which means he’d bring plenty of athleticism to the Tigers’ offensive line.

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LSU currently has 12 commits to its 2021 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 8 in the nation.