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Hold that Tiger: Nathan Dibert Commits to LSU

Top kicking prospect looks to be the heir apparent to Cade York

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LSU kicked off the Fourth of July weekend with some fireworks of their own as the Tigers added Nathan Dibert, one of the top kicking prospects in the nation, to its 2022 recruiting class.

Hailing from Michigan, Dibert visited LSU on June 13 and received his offer June 29. Per Kohl’s, he is the No. 2 place kicker in the class of 2022 and a top-25 punter.

It may not be the flashiest of commitments, but it could prove wise on LSU’s end to keep the special teams cupboard stocked with top kicking talent. There’s a chance we could see Dibert as early as next season because Cade York is eligible for the draft at season’s end. Kickers don’t typically declare early for the draft but York is a preseason All-American and ranked by Pro Football Focus as the best kicker in the country. Even if Dibert isn’t the place kicker in 2022, his strong leg could make him the kickoff specialist for LSU with Avery Atkins set to graduate this year.

Dibert’s pledge gives LSU 12 commitments in its 2022 recruiting class. The class is shaping up to be another top-five group and possibly the best of the Ed Orgeron era. LSU’s 2022 class only trails Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Florida State.