Andre Anthony will get to wear the Edna Karr purple and gold for the first time this fall.
He’ll get to sport those colors again in the fall of 2016.
The 6-foot-3, 225 pound defensive end committed to LSU on Thursday.
“It was a thought out decision,” said Anthony. “It’s a great school education wise and football wise. It’s a great place to be and I really like the coaches like Les Miles and Coach O (Ed Orgeron) and coach Frank (Wilson) so I think it’s a good decision I made.”
The commitment came just one day after Anthony announced his six finalists on Twitter.
The other five finalists were Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Texas A&M.
Anthony had a long list of scholarship offers, 12 of the 14 schools in the Southeastern Conference (all except Kentucky and South Carolina).
“They are getting a phenomenal student athlete ,” said first-year Karr head coach Brice Brown. “He is a hard worker and a great kid. I think it’s a very solid commit. I look forward to seeing him in purple and gold at Karr and in purple and gold again at LSU.”
Anthony transferred to Karr in January from Miller-McCoy, which closed down at the end of the 2014-’15 school year.
“It feels great being here,” said Anthony. “It feels like home. I feel like I have been here since I was kid.”
Anthony is rated the nation’s No. 30 defensive end by recruiting service 247 Sports.
He is rated a 3-star recruit by both 247 and Rivals and a 4-star by ESPN.
Playing at a football powerhouse like Karr and getting evaluated more during the summer will likely boost him to a 4-star rating by all three recruiting sites.
Anthony is the 14th player to commit to LSU’s 2016 signing class and the fourth defensive lineman.
The other defensive linemen to commit to the Tigers so far are: Edwin Alexander (St. Thomas Aquinas); Glen Logan (Destrehan); and Caleb Roddy (Denham Springs).
Anthony can make his commitment official on Feb. 3, national signing day.
“I’m solid,” he said about his commitment. “I’m still going to take some visits. Being a Louisiana kid, I want to get out the state just to see some other stuff. But it’s a solid commitment.”