Huge news for LSU today as the Tigers landed the verbal pledge of four-star quarterback recruit Lowell "Junior" Narcisse of nearby St. James High School in Vacherie.
I'm a Tiger! pic.twitter.com/htDU1UzvIX— 2⃣ Reasons (@JrJr238) May 2, 2016
The 6-2, 210-pound Narcisse showed up on campus today for an unofficial visit with the coaching staff and made the announcement over twitter. He marks the seventh commitment for the class of 2017 and the second quarterback after Myles Brennan announced for LSU last week.
Narcisse had previously committed to Auburn last summer, but reopened his recruitment in January. LSU coaches, particularly Cam Cameron, never let up on the composite four-star recruit, staying in close contact through a knee injury his junior season, and a recent death in the family. Many also believed Dameyune Craig's move from Auburn to LSU would create a major change in Narcisse's thought process.
Give a lot of credit to Cameron on this -- after a rough 2016 cycle, he has worked closely with Craig and made sure that LSU would create as many options as possible in this class. Narcisse and Brennan will compete with Justin McMillan and Lindsay Scott for the starting job in 2018, once Brandon Harris and Danny Etling have exhausted their eligibility.
Narcisse ranks as the No. 7 dual-threat QB, with an overall rating that would place him ninth overall in the combined pro-style/dual threat rankings. He exploded onto the recruiting scene as a sophomore with 49 combined rushing and passing touchdowns before missing most of his junior season with a knee injury -- although he did make an effort to lead St. James to the Class 3A state championship game.
As a prospect, Narcisse may be the most athletic runner LSU has recruited since Ryan Perriloux, with some really quick feet and good speed in the open field. As a passer he's a strong-armed lefty -- you can see the ball jump out of his hand -- that will need to work on his touch and accuracy.