The four-star offensive tackle made it official and signed with LSU during a ceremony held at his Houston-area high school. Weathersby ranks as the 11th best offensive tackle in the country, and will be the fifth offensive lineman in LSU’s 2015 class.
Weathersby was the first recruit to announce his new commitment to LSU during National Signing Day.
He’s the third tackle, and second to join LSU’s class in the last week. He follows George Brown, Chidi Valentine-Okeke, Maea Teuhema and Adrian Magee as Grimes’ first full recruiting class with the Tigers.
Bradley Dale Peveto also helped lead LSU’s recruitment of Weathersby as his area recruiter.
Weathersby originally committed to Texas earlier in his recruitment. He decided in December that he wanted to play in the SEC, so he began focusing his decision on LSU and Arkansas.
He visited both schools in consecutive weeks last month. The trip to Baton Rouge came on Jan. 23, and the Tigers gradually separated themselves from Arkansas at that point.
He officially chose LSU over the Razorbacks on Wednesday.
At 6-foot-5, 280 pounds, Weathersby is extremely powerful with a lot of upside. He may not be in line to fill the two-deep as a freshman, but he should have an impact early in his career on either side of the offensive line.
Weathersby was an Under-Armour All-American.