LSU Football: The best thing about Bo Bordelon’s commitment

LSU Football helmet (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
LSU Football helmet (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

LSU football had an up-and-down weekend.

Former five-star tight end Arik Gilbert, who signed with LSU as a member of the 2020 recruiting class, announced on Sunday that he’s transferring to Florida.

Gilbert’s decision to transfer to Florida ends a strange saga that included the dynamic tight end opting out of the 2020 season with just two games remaining.

It wasn’t all bad for the Tigers this weekend, though.

LSU also landed two key in-state recruits. Four-star offensive tackle Will Campbell and three-star offensive tackle Bo Bordelon committed to the Tigers. Both players are members of the 2022 recruiting class.

In the case of Bordelon, it was a decision that was made a long time ago. All he needed was an offer.

Bo Bordelon has always had an eye for LSU football

Bordelon made it clear when he was offered by LSU recently that being a Tiger is in his blood.

“My family and I have always been LSU fans our entire lives and growing up in South Louisiana, the Tigers surround everything in my life,” said Bordelon last month to Rivals. “Having a sister that goes there, this was an exciting offer in our family for sure.”

Bordelon’s father played at LSU in the mid-1990s, making the connection to the Tigers even stronger.

It definitely wasn’t a surprise when Bordelon committed to LSU on Sunday. After all, it’s the offer he’s been waiting on his whole life. It was expected.

But it’s still great to see a lifelong LSU fan get to live out his dream and play for the Tigers.

And what makes this even better are the photos that Bordelon included in his commitment announcement on Instagram.

What a moment for Bordelon. To go from wearing an LSU uniform as a small child, to getting to wear one as a college football player. You love to see it.

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I have no idea how Bordelon’s career in Baton Rouge will play out. Maybe he’s a key player, or maybe he barely sees the field. Whatever the case, he’s going to be living out his dream and that’s what this sport is really all about.