LSU continues to build off its national championship run in 2019 with the addition of another blue-chip recruit for the 2021 class. Four-star offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger announced on his Twitter account that he was verbally committing to the Tigers over other blue-blood programs like Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State.
But Dellinger's commitment wasn't your run-of-the-mill statement. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect from Clarkston, Michigan, was the feature of a nearly seven-minute movie detailing his recruiting story with interviews featuring his family and coaches. Though Dellinger ended up choosing LSU, he made a point to detail the things he liked about each of his other three finalists. It's a cool nod that shows just how important relationships are in recruiting and what Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State did well. You can watch the entire production below:
The Tigers get one of the top tackles in the nation in Dellinger, who ranks as the fifth-best product out of Michigan, the 12th ranked tackle and the 79th overall recruit for the cycle. His 247Sports scouting report says he's "tall, but is naturally broad-shouldered and will be able to carry a lot of good weight in college. Very good athlete who has also played varsity basketball since his freshman season. Plays tough and gets off the ball with good pad level. Has balance and coordination in space. Good strength given his age, still continuing to make progress in that department will be key for him the next couple of years. Has experience at both guard or tackle. Solid bender, can still keep improving in the flexibility department. Pass set is good because of his feet and athletic ability but we have not seen him go against elite pass-rushers yet."
With 12 verbal commits for 2021, LSU now has the ninth-ranked class in the country and the third-best class in the SEC.