Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, the LSU football program hosted their annual elite prospect camp. The annual event is held to attract recruiting targets for upcoming years, and provides an opportunity for the program to make offers to prospective athletes in person and in rapid-fire fashion.
At the start of camp, LSU fans were disappointed to see that in-state 4-star offensive lineman Adrian Ealy was not in camp. Ealy publicly identified Oklahoma and Miami as his most likely destinations for 2017. But, good news came Saturday as they received the commitment of West Virginia three-star Offensive Tackle Seth Stewart.
Honored and blessed to say that I am going to continue my education at Louisiana state university. pic.twitter.com/cf0DWggN2W
— Seth Orlando Stewart (@Atallwhiteboy) July 23, 2016
Stewart is listed at 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds and is the 149th-ranked tackle in the 2017 recruiting class. Stewart was in attendance for the entire weekend’s prospect camp festivities and made his commitment at the barbecue that follows formal workouts. He also had offers from Arkansas, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia.
With Stewart, the Tigers have locked in their fourth offensive lineman for the 2017 class. He joins tackle Austin Deculus and guards Saahdiq Charles and Edward Ingram.
LSU is coming off 9-3 (5-3) record and a fourth-place finish in the SEC-West last season. They entered the season ranked 14th in the AP Preseason Poll and finished only slightly lower at 16th. They played Texas Tech in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl and won 56-27 on a 212-year, five-touchdown performance from star running back Leonard Fournette.