LSU Football: Tigers have an elite QB/WR connection on the way

LSU football received some good news on Friday.

2021 four-star wide receiver Chris Hilton announced his commitment to LSU football on Friday.

Hilton, 6-foot/170 lbs from Zachary, LA (Zachary), is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 4 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 8 wide receiver in the nation. He’s also rated as the No. 65 overall recruit in the nation.

The Louisiana native committed to the Tigers over Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Texas A&M and Notre Dame.

Hilton told Rivals that he committed to LSU for a couple of key reasons. For one, it would be easier for his parents to see him play at LSU. Another big reason Hilton committed to the Tigers was the coaching staff and how they helped him visualize how he’d fit into the offense.

It also probably didn’t hurt that LSU landed a commitment from four-star quarterback Garrett Nussmeier earlier this year.

Hilton told Rivals that he keeps in touch with Nussmeier “a bunch”. And the two have big plans at LSU.

“He (Nussmeier) basically wants to throw a bunch of touchdown passes to me,” said Hilton.

The Nussmeier/Hilton connection could certainly end up being elite.

What Hilton brings to LSU football

Hilton, who has a verified 40 time of 4.45 seconds, is described by 247Sports midland region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks as an “instinctive player with body control who adjusts well to the ball when needed”.

Brooks also says Hilton has an “almost gravity-defying ability to hang in the air for jump balls”.

247Sports’ NFL comparison for Hilton is former Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman, who was selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

LSU’s 2021 recruiting class now has 14 members and is currently ranked No. 7 in the nation (and No. 2 in the SEC, behind Tennessee).