IMG Academy's Grant Delpit commits to LSU

Grant Delpit is LSU's 15th commit in the 2017 class. (247Sports)

QB Lowell Narcisse

Hometown (high school): St. James (St. James)

National position rank: 9th (dual-threat)

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Impressive talent in play at 7-on-7 tourney _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- St. James quarterback Lowell Narcisse (2) throws an interception during the Airo 7-on-7 Adidas Championship Series, Thursday, June 16, 2016, at St. Amant High School in St. Amant, La.

Other notable offers: Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Michigan

How they’d get’em: Narcisse de-committed from LSU in December in an attempt to speed up the Tigers’ offensive coordinator search. They hired Matt Canada 3 days later.

The dish on Narcisse: Despite missing most of his junior season and his entire senior year while rehabbing from ACL surgeries, Narcisse remained one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks. The 6-2, 225-pounder led the team to three postseason wins as a junior, returning from ACL rehab to account for 10 touchdowns during that stretch.


OT Austin Deculus

Hometown (high school):Cypress, Texas (Cy-Fair)

National position rank: 9th

Other notable offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame

How they’d get’em: He might be a Texas boy, but Deculus has family from the Mamou area, Opelousas, Lake Charles, Breaux Bridge, and Lafayette.

The dish on Deculus: The 6-6, 330-pounder set a school record by squatting 585 pounds over the summer. He’s a thick and strong player, a massive body who could compete at a position of need for the Tigers – tackle. LSU will return Toby Weathersby and K.J. Malone, but grooming Deculus as a potential future left tackle begins this spring.


S Jacoby Stevens

Hometown (high school): Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Oakland)

National position rank: 1st

Other notable offers: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Clemson

How they’d get’em: The Tide fought hard to flip Stevens, but the Tigers held on – in part because of them resigning DBs coach Corey Raymond, Stevens said.

The dish on Stevens: The top-ranked safety in the nation might have the best shot of any mid-year enrollee to play early as a true freshman. He picked off nine passes during his junior and senior seasons, returned kicks and caught 55 passes as a receiver, racking up more than 1,000 in his final two years at Oakland High.


S Grant Delpit

Hometown (high school): Bradenton, Florida (IMGAcademy)

National position rank: 10th

Other notable offers: Notre Dame, Miami, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State

How they’d get’em: Delpit originally comes from LSU’s most fertile recruiting area outside of the state of Louisiana – Houston.

The dish on Delpit: The 6-3, 190-pounder finished his senior season at IMG with four interceptions and 47 total tackles. He twice returned interceptions for touchdowns. Like Stevens, Delpit could find himself on the field early, but he’ll have to battle returning players like Cam Lewis, Eric Monroe, Xavier Lewis and presumed starter John Battle.


DE Justin Thomas

Hometown (high school): Spanish Fort, Alabama (Spanish Fort)

National position rank: 18th (strong-side)

Other notable offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina

How they’d get’em: The Tigers stole one from the Crimson Tide’s backyard. WRs coach Dameyune Craig’s Mobile ties were partly behind landing him.

The dish on Thomas: Thomas rolled up seven sacks and 57 total tackles during his senior season. His 6-5, 260-pound frame allows room for significant growth, and he’s got a head start in spring in the competition to replace two starting defensive ends – Davon Godchaux and Lewis Neal.


WR Mannie Netherly

Hometown (high school): Crosby, Texas (Crosby)

National position rank: 37th

Other notable offers: Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida

How they’d get’em: Many projections had Netherly leaning toward A&M and Texas, but he remained with LSU after his June commitment.

The dish on Netherly: The 6-2, 185-pounder played quarterback in high school, but he projects as a receiver on the college level, and he enters a receivers room that could lose as many as three players. Travin Dural is gone, and draft-eligible juniors D.J. Chark and Malachi Dupre continue to decide about their future.

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