Mesquite (Texas) high school linebacker Malik Jefferson -- one of the nation's top recruits for the class of 2015 -- announced his commitment Friday morning, option for Texas over schools like LSU, Texas A&M and others.

Rivals.com ranks Jefferson, who plays at Poteet High School, as the No. 1 player in the country at his position and the No. 22 recruit overall for 2015. He held scholarship offers from as many as 27 schools.

LSU's recruiting class has 15 commitments so far and is ranked No. 17 in the country.

Verbal commitments are non-binding. The first day a senior can officially sign with a college is Feb. 4, 2015.