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Hold that Tiger: Jack Bech Commits to LSU

Tigers add second in-state commit of the weekend

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Saturday may have been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for the LSU football team, but the recruiting trail has been kind as the Tigers picked up a commitment from St. Thomas More wide receiver Jack Bech.

Bech, a four-star wide receiver/tight end, originally committed to Vanderbilt but received an offer from LSU October 24. Four days later, Bech decommitted from the Commodores and pledged to the Tigers Sunday evening.

Last season Bech caught 91 passes for 1,668 yards and 20 touchdowns and helped St. Thomas More win the Division II Louisiana State Championship. Bech comes from a good pedigree, his uncles Brett and Blain both played receiver at LSU, with Blain Bech helping the Tigers win the 2003 national championship. Bech’s quarterback at St. Thomas More is Walker Howard, who is part of LSU’s 2022 recruiting class.

Bech is the second commitment in as many days for LSU. Yesterday, LSU got a commitment from Lafayette Christian Academy’s Sage Ryan, the No. 1 safety in the 2021 recruiting class and No. 28 player overall.

As it stands now, LSU’s 2021 recruiting class is No. 4 in 247’s rankings. The Tigers have 21 commitments, with four spots remaining. LSU is still in contention to add three five-star players, defensive end Korey Foreman, offensive tackle Tristan Leigh, and defensive tackle Maason Smith.