LSU Football: Tigers commit elevated to 5-star status

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This past week, we mentioned that LSU football commit Walker Howard could be elevated to five-star status soon.

Well, it didn’t take long for it to happen.

247Sports revealed their updated composite rankings on Wednesday and Howard is now listed as a five-star quarterback.

Howard is ranked as the No. 2 pro-style in the country in the updated rankings and the No. 22 overall recruit in the 2022 recruiting class.

LSU football has plenty of quarterback talent

While Howard hasn’t yet signed with LSU (that won’t happen until at least December), it doesn’t appear that the Tigers are in any danger of losing his commitment, thanks to several strong connections.

Howard’s dad, Jamie, played quarterback at LSU from 1992-1995 (he started six games as a true freshman).

Another connection to LSU is via 2021 Tigers signee Jack Bech, who played with Howard in high school.

At this point, I assume most other programs have given up on trying to swipe Howard from the Tigers (it’s simply not going to happen).

The eventual official addition of Howard will give the Tigers an absolutely loaded quarterback room.

TJ Finley and Max Johnson showed a lot of promise as true freshmen last season filling in for an injured Myles Brennan. LSU also added four-star quarterback Garrett Nussmeier during the 2021 signing period.

That’s a lot of talent in the quarterback room.

Of course, with the transfer portal becoming increasingly popular, it’s highly likely that at least one of those quarterbacks will end up leaving Baton Rouge.

And I get it. With that many quarterbacks on the roster, there are only so many reps to go around.

Talented quarterbacks don’t want to ride the pine at LSU when maybe they could go start at another Power-5 program.

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While you hate to see anyone leave the program, having too much quarterback talent is certainly a great problem to have for the Tigers.