That reaffirmed a commitment Brossette made back in August 2013, but his signature didn’t come without a fight. LSU held off a late charge from Texas to keep this four-star running back in Baton Rouge.
Brossette took official visits to both Texas and LSU in consecutive weeks last month. There were many that thought the Longhorns had a legitimate chance at flipping him going into the final few weeks. But his official visit to the nearby campus and an in-home visit with Frank Wilson last week ultimately sealed him for the Tigers.
He made it official Wednesday with an announcement on Twitter.
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Brossette is one of two four-star running backs from Baton Rouge that LSU signed in this class. He joins Catholic’s Derrius Guice, and those two will join David Ducre, who’s already enrolled, as the freshmen backs in 2015.
Brossette’s a four-star prospect that ranks as the No. 22 RB in the country, No. 10 in the South.
He had a record-breaking high school career that spanned five years on the varsity level. He finished with 8,704 total yards and 163 yards. His record 272 rushing yards in this year’s state championship brought U-High its first title in 16 years.
Brossette should get plenty of carries as a freshman, even with Leonard Fournette in the same backfield. LSU regularly uses a four-back rotation, and ensuring enough carries to go around was a big part in LSU’s pitch to keep Brossette. The importance of staying close to his family was also pivotal.
He played in the Under-Armour All-American Game last month.