LSU received a commitment from the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2025 on Saturday when quarterback Bryce Underwood announced his decision to play for the Tigers.
Underwood chose LSU over the final group of Alabama and Michigan, giving coach Brian Kelly the top prospect and best quarterback in the tournament.
Underwood, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound recruit from Belleville, Michigan, was receiving offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan and most other major programs. However, it was LSU that prevailed.
“They offered me as a sophomore and have been recruiting me ever since and the history of the program,” Underwood said. “They have a great program history, and a great quarterback history, as well.”
As a junior at Belleville High School, Underwood threw for 3,165 yards and had 40 touchdowns with just two interceptions. He also had 160 rushing yards and a team-high seven rushing touchdowns. He is viewed as a potential immediate impact prospect for LSU.
Underwood has aspirations to get to the next level, which he said was a big part of the discussion with LSU's coaches.
“My development as a quarterback to prepare myself for the NFL is what matters to me,” Underwood said. “Having a related crime that I'm involved in is also a big deal.”
The LSU staff was also able to capitalize on the fact that Jayden Daniels had just won the Heisman Trophy. That resonated with Underwood, who said he's able to see the success he could have at LSU, rather than having to envision what could happen.
His commitment gives the Tigers four ESPN 300 commitments in the 2025 class, along with five-star wide receiver Da'Qurin Moore (the No. 4 overall prospect from Duncan, Texas), running back Harlem Perry (No. 16) and linebacker Kellan Moses (No. 265). .
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