In another day of as the recruiting cycle turns, four-star QB Lowell Narcisse re-committed to LSU this morning:
Happy to say my recruiting process has ended. I've decided to start the next Chapter of my life at LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY. pic.twitter.com/UIPvX5xJ4M— 2⃣ Reasons (@JrJr238) December 19, 2016
If you’ll recall, just a week ago, Narcisse opted to de-commit after his official visit to Baton Rouge and an in-home visit with Auburn. At the time, LSU was still searching for an offensive coordinator and Narcisse’s uneasiness with that lead to his desire to look around.
A week later, LSU found it’s man and he’s already solidified both QBs on LSU’s board. This is a huge recruiting save by the new offensive coordinator. All Canadian flags shall be flown at full staff today.
Narcisse’s recruitment has been a bit of whirlwind. In July 2015, Narcisse committed to Auburn. Six months later he re-opened his recruitment. In May, Narcisse pulled the trigger on LSU. Last week he re-opened his recruitment again. It’s good to see a bow put on this one and another win for the good guys.
One of the long plaguing issues of the Les Miles era was not only the inability to develop QBs, but troublesome recruiting efforts. QBs tend to be a bit more delicate and desire to transfer if they are not playing right away (see Alabama’s depth chart), but LSU struggled to even consistently get talented bodies on campus. I’ve argued for several years now that the staff should be taking two QBs in every single signing class and sorting with the fallout later.
Narcisse and Brennan are both quite different prospects, but Canada has shown a talent of bending his offense to the abilities of his players. Narcisse would likely function best in an attack similar to what Gus Malzahn had at Auburn with Nick Marshall. I think his passing upside may be higher than Marshall’s but he’s the type of player you want to build QB runs into the gameplan. Brennan, on the other hand, would probably be best suited in a spread passing attack. Passing wise, he can fit anything, and while the QB run game could be a solid constraint in an offense he operates, you wouldn’t build a plan around him carrying the rock 15 times a game.
At any rate, after a couple of weeks of seemingly endless bad news, LSU appears to be heating up on the recruiting trail. WR Stephen Guidry also re-committed on Friday.
The next six weeks will really make this signing class. With Narcisse back in the fold, LSU is sitting at the No. 4 overall class, which is a pretty remarkable feat in the midst of a coaching change. Georgia, last year, did a nice job holding things together when transitioning from Richt to Smart, finishing eighth overall. LSU is poised to outdo that. Cam Akers, Marvin Wilson, Devonta Smith, Todd Harris and K’Lavon Chaisson are all top 100 talents remaining on the big board that LSU has some type of chance at landing. There’s more work to be done, but early returns suggest Orgeron is making good on one of the primary reasons he got the job: recruiting.