LSU Football: 2021 Tigers commit has the attitude to be a special player in the SEC

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LSU football received a huge commitment this past weekend.

2021 five-star defensive back Sage Ryan committed to LSU football over the weekend.

Ryan, 5-foot-11/193 lbs from Lafayette, LA, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 safety in the nation and the No. 28 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

The Louisiana native committed to the Tigers over Alabama, which was a bit of a surprise (247Sports writer Billy Embody suggested last week that Alabama was the favorite for Ryan).

One of the main reasons Ryan likely committed to LSU is because of his family connections to the Tigers. Ryan is coached in high school by former LSU standout Trevor Faulk, who is also his uncle (former LSU great Kevin Faulk is Ryan’s cousin).

Ryan’s uncle took some time this weekend to talk to Rivals about his nephew and he said a couple of things that I think bode well for the young safety’s future.

LSU football is getting a young exciting player who is also incredibly humble

Anyone who follows recruiting knows Ryan is one of the top recruits in the nation — it would be impossible not to notice.

And being one of the top recruits in the nation comes with a lot of attention.

But that attention hasn’t gone to Ryan’s head. The talented defensive back is still extremely humble according to his uncle.

“He’s humble,” said Faulk to Rivals. “Some of this stuff blows his mind because to him, it’s ‘I’m just Sage.’ That’s how he is and how he views himself. He doesn’t see himself as a big deal and doesn’t quite understand the magnitude of his announcement. He doesn’t understand because he’s ‘just Sage’ and that’s basically his thing.”

Faulk also pointed out how Ryan would rather talk about the young players coming up behind him, instead of putting the attention on himself.

I love seeing this attitude from young players. Show up, work hard and good things will happen. When players let the hype go to their head, it usually doesn’t end with much positivity.

Ryan, however, is the type of player that any head coach would love to have on their team.

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And I’m sure Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron is thrilled that he’s going to have him in Baton Rouge for the next several years.