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The process of recruiting top high school prospects to take their football talents to the next level can get absurdly competitive. From shady under the table dealings to making wild promises that they surely will not be able to keep, college coaches will do anything to get these kids to sign on the dotted line. LSU coach Ed Orgeron is no exception to this rule, and what he offered to one Houston, Texas recruit is pretty unique to say the least.
From SEC Country:
While 4-star Houston (Texas) quarterback Grant Gunnell is currently a Texas A&M commitment, that hasn’t stopped LSU.
And, should the Tigers flip the talented 2019 quarterback from the Aggies, LSU coach Ed Orgeron made a unique promise to Gunnell.
“He said if I commit, he’ll bring the tiger down to my signing day,” Gunnell said, with a chuckle.
The tiger, of course, is Mike the VIII (formerly Harvey), which officially became LSU’s mascot in August 2017. Gunnell — admitting that it’s highly unlikely that Orgeron would pull off such a stunt — said it’s not the only way he knows he’s the top priority for LSU’s 2019 quarterback recruiting.
Forget thousands of dollars cash or a new car on the hush hush. Coach O is offering something far more valuable to this kid. Bringing a tiger to signing day would be dope AF. Signing day is supposed to be a special day for every recruit to declare to the world how he will be spending the next four to five years of his life. But if this guy Grant has a tiger at his? Well, that will surely ruin the day for everyone else.
It just sounds like our boy Grant is trying to leverage some more hush hush money out of Jimbo Fisher at A&M honestly. New to the job, Jimbo is going to want to impress the boosters by landing a top prospect. And that means doing whatever it takes to get him. Shouts to this kid for knowing how to exploit that. That’s how the game goes, player..
[via SEC Country]
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