Kiel to LSU: Recruits react

What are LSU's commitments and prospects saying about quarterback Gunner Kiel's pledge to the Tigers?

LSU landed its 22nd commitment to the 2012 class when Gunner Kiel, the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect, went public with his pledge to the Tigers – a verbal commitment that Kiel gave to LSU coach Les Miles last Friday.

The reaction from the fan base has been widespread, bringing even the casual fan onto the internet to track Kiel’s timeline or watch his highlight reel.

What do Kiel’s peers make of the news?

Here are some reactions from LSU commitments and the state’s top two receivers for 2013:


Avery Johnson – WR – Ely (Pompano Beach, Fla.)

“Lamar (Louis) called and told me, then I talked to (wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales). Then it was on ESPN. I was very excited about it. I can’t wait. The future is looking bright with Gunner and Zach Mettenberger, who was the No. 1 JUCO QB last season.”


Lamar Louis – LB – Breaux Bridge

“The class is really shaping up to be something special. This class is filling holes that we needed to fill. 2012!!!”


Danielle Hunter – DE – Morton Ranch (Katy, Texas)

“From the beginning I knew I made a good decision. Just to see more great things happening makes me know that it was the best.”


Vadal Alexander – OL – Buford (Buford, Ga.)

“It’s huge! LSU’s future is really bright! I look forward to protecting Gunner.”


Reid Ferguson – LS – Buford (Buford, Ga.)

“Awesome news! I can’t wait. It’s going to be an exciting four years.”


Dillon Gordon – TE – John Curtis

“What else can you say? We are strong, we have all the top athletes who are all capable and will play at the next level. I think I speak for everyone when I say I can’t wait to put on that purple and gold.”


Ronnie Feist – LB – West St. John

“It’s a great pick up for us. It boosted our entire recruiting class. Now we have another offensive piece to go along with us as we go on to be one of the top classes in the nation. He will be with us when we win SEVERAL national championships.”


Trey Granier – LB - Thibodaux

“I think that we are ready to continue on with what has already been started at LSU. Being on top and staying on top is the No. 1 goal.”


Jeryl Brazil – WR/DB – Loranger (2013)

“The 2012 class is a very strong class. LSU is going to be THE dominant school for some years seeing all the athletes that are coming through.


Rickey Jefferson – WR/DB – Destrehan (2013)

“As a receiver that might go there it’s like music to my ears!”


John Diarse – WR/DB – Neville (2013)

“That’s a great move by (Kiel) seeing that LSU will be losing Jefferson and Lee. He could possibly go in and start as a freshman.”

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