LSU Football: The special trait that 2021 4-star Tigers commit Chris Hilton possesses

LSU football received a commitment this week from 2021 four-star wide receiver Chris Hilton.

LSU football received some good news this week when four-star wide receiver Chris Hilton announced his commitment to the Tigers.

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.

The dynamic wide receiver is described by 247Sports midland region recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks as a player who is “capable of getting separation quickly downfield and in short game”.

Brooks also says that Hilton is “one of the top prospects in Louisiana’s 2021 class, regardless of position”.

While Hilton’s on-the-field abilities are extremely impressive, that’s not necessarily why he’s an elite prospect.

The special trait Hilton will bring to LSU football

The thing I love the most about Hilton is his quiet confidence. He’s a fast, electric wide receiver who is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.

But Hilton never lets his emotions get the best of him. And this was evident during his sophomore year in high school.

The night that Hilton was offered by LSU, he was playing in the Mercedez Benz Superdome in the state championship game. Near the end of the game, with his team trailing 24-20, Hilton took a screen pass 80 yards to the end zone for the score. The Superdome was going crazy. But for Hilton, it was business as usual — something that surprised his coach.

“I’ll tell you: I didn’t understand it when I saw it, and 8 million times watching it later, I still don’t understand it,” said David Brewerton (via Rivals).

“He’s a high school sophomore, who just put his team up in the state championship game. And he just looks like it’s business as usual.”

(Here’s the impressive play.)

That sort of quiet confidence is incredibly impressive for a young player.

And it’s something that will help Hilton excel in Baton Rouge.

Playing in the SEC is tough. Wide receivers have to go up against some of the best cornerbacks in the nation. And sometimes those cornerbacks win.

Staying confident and never getting too high or too low is a necessary ingredient to being successful in the SEC.

It sounds like Hilton won’t have any problem in that area.