Elite 11 QB Anthony Jennings commits to LSU
LSU missed out on the country's top signal-caller last year after a late change of heart by Gunner Kiel but moved on and landed another top prospect at the position for the next class on Thursday when Marietta (Ga.) quarterback Anthony Jennings committed to the Tigers.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder picked the program over his other finalists Oregon, Missouri and Wisconsin. Jennings saw his recruitment take off after earning an invite to the Elite 11 in July following MVP honors in a regional in Georgia.
Committed to LSU !— Anthony Jennings(@JENNINGSWINNING) June 7, 2012
“With this decision, I get to live out a dream of mine to play in the best conference in America, the SEC. LSU is a perennial powerhouse in college football and I’m looking forward to helping the Tigers continue to be in the National Championship hunt year in and year out," Jennings said in a statement. "I’m looking forward to earning the respect of my future teammates at LSU and to play for a coach like Les Miles, someone who has won a National Championship in the past and knows how to get his players to perform at their very best. I’m also very excited to be coached and mentored by Steve Kragthorpe. As my position coach, we have already developed a great relationship and I know that will only get stronger in the future."
Jennings becomes the 17th commitment for LSU's class of 2013 and joins Los Angeles (Calif.) quarterback Hayden Rettig at the position for the Tigers. The former threw for over 2,000 yards and had 28 total touchdowns last season. Jennings is also the son of a former Georgia football player but was not recruited by the Bulldogs.
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