The LSU Tigers landed one of the top linebackers in the country Tuesday when they got a commitment from Clifton Garrett.
“I just love Baton Rouge,” Garrett told Derek Tyson and Tom VanHaaren on Tuesday. “The game-day atmosphere is amazing and the people down there are great. The school itself has great academics, and LSU is in the running to win a national championship every year.”
Garrett is considered the 28th best overall prospect in 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings and is the top-rated outside linebacker. ESPN considers Garrett to be an inside linebacker.
“I felt like the coaching staff was just phenomenal,” Garrett told 24/7 Sports. “You can’t pick a school off the coaching staff, but it made my decision a lot easier knowing I’m going to a place where I’m going to be taken care of by a great coaching staff, great guys that want to develop me not only as a player but as a man. They have my best interest 100 percent. I’m going to be going 14 hours away from the house, so it’s going to be great to know I’m going to a place where I feel at home and have people I can talk to if certain situations arise, or if I need something I can go to my coach.”