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Hold that Tiger: Garrett Dellinger Commits to LSU

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Top-100 prospect joins 2021 class

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LSU’s 2021 recruiting class added some significant size up front Wednesday as four-star offensive tackle Garrett Dellinger of Clarkston, Michigan committed to the Tigers.

Coach O and offensive line coach James Cregg went right into the heart of Big 10 country and nabbed Dellinger from the likes of Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan. Dellinger also had offers from programs known for churning out NFL offensive linemen like Alabama, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. He is a four-star prospect, No. 79 overall and 12th ranked tackle in the class.

Standing at 6’6” 290, Dellinger is a good athlete, playing along both the offensive and defensive line for Clarkston. He also plays basketball for Clarkston and won a state title his freshman year.

Dellinger is one of the best offensive line prospects that LSU has signed since 2000. According to Geaux 247’s Shea Dixon, Dellinger is the same caliber of prospect that La’el Collins, Ben Wilkerson and Andrew Whitworth were when they all came out of high school.

With Dellinger’s commitment, that keeps LSU’s current 2021 class at 12 commits since safety Dakota Mitchell flipped to Florida last week. Curiously, 10 of LSU’s commitments are outside the state of Louisiana: outside linebacker Raesjon Davis is from California; wide receiver JoJo Earle, quarterback Garrett Nussmeier and defensive end Landon Jackson are all from Texas; wide out Deion Smith is from Jackson, Mississippi; running back Corey Kiner is from Ohio; safety Khair Gee and Zavier Carter are from the Atlanta, Georgia area; and defensive linemen Anthony Hundley is from Florida. LSU’s two current in-state commitments are punter Peyton Todd from West Monroe, and defensive end Saivion Jones from St. James.

LSU’s 2021 recruiting class is currently ranked ninth by 247.