Rumored to be the favorite for weeks, LSU appears to have officially landed a commitment from a player at a position that struggled mightily the past couple of years.
According to multiple reports, quarterback Zach Mettenberger committed to the Tigers the weekend of Nov. 20, but has not gone public with the decision until now. He will reportedly enroll at the school for the spring semester.
Mettenberger spent the 2010 season at Butler Community College in Kansas after being dismissed from the Georgia football program this past spring. The redshirt freshman had been arrested over spring break and ultimately pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery.
In addition to LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Arizona, Cincinnati, Troy and Louisville also reportedly offered scholarships to the quarterback.
Despite his off-field baggage, Mettenberger, who will have three years of eligibility remaining and can play at the school right away, can’t help but improve the atrocious play the Tigers received from the position in 2010. As a team, the Tigers through a meager seven touchdown passes; out of 120 Div. 1-A schools, only Army with five had fewer.