Athlete/defensive back recruit Russell Gage, of Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge, has joined LSU's recruiting class and faxed in his national letter of intent.
Gage (6-0, 175) is a three-star recruit and rated 757 in the 247 Sports Composite rankings. He's their 60th-ranked athlete recruit and the No. 26 player in Louisiana. He had offers from Tulane, Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss, but committed to the Tigers on Jan. 29 after receiving the offer he'd been waiting for.
Gage was a do-it-all athlete for Redemptorist, participating in approximately 1,400 snaps on offense and defense according to reports. As a quarterback he rushed for 1,018 yards and 14 touchdowns to go with 740 yards passing and three more scores. He also caught 11 passes for 127 yards and made 64 tackles and eight interceptions as a defensive back, which is where he projects at LSU.