LSU Football: Tygee Hill’s goal in Baton Rouge is admirable

LSU Football's Tiger Stadium (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
LSU Football's Tiger Stadium (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

LSU football‘s 2022 recruiting class received a big boost on Thursday with the commitment of four-star defensive tackle Tygee Hill.

Hill, 6-foot-3/280 lbs from New Orleans, LA (Edna Karr), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 24 defensive tackle in the country. He’s also rated as the No. 16 overall player in Louisiana.

The talented defensive lineman told Rivals this week that he committed to the Tigers in part due to the “consistent communication” from LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph (a New Orleans area native).

With Hill’s commitment, the Tigers have 11 commits to their 2022 recruiting class (which is ranked No. 3 in the country).

LSU football’s latest commit has an admirable goal

A lot of highly-rated college football players base their commitment on which program will give them the best chance to reach the NFL.

That’s understandable. Playing at the next level is the obvious goal for most four-star and five-star players (and plenty of two-star and three-star players, too).

Playing in the NFL is likely a goal for Hill, but it’s not his main goal in Baton Rouge.

“My main goal for when I go to LSU is to leave LSU better than when I came as a program,” said Hill to Rivals.

That’s a comment that stuck with me. Most of the time in interviews with recruits, we hear a lot of talk about how many players a program has sent to the NFL.

Again, there’s nothing wrong with that.

But it’s refreshing to hear Hill talk about wanting to leave LSU better than he found it. It shows that he truly cares about his home state program. And he isn’t going there just so he can get to the NFL. Hill wants to make an impact for the Tigers. He wants to help the program to improve.

Next. LSU sophomore compared to future hall of famer. dark

It’s an admirable goal from a kid who is still in high school. There are plenty of folks who could learn a lot about teamwork from LSU’s latest commit.