"Colorado and UCLA are all beautiful, but at the end of the day with my brother (Tigers fullback Kevin Steltz) at LSU, and with my family being close and all I just didn't want to go away," Steltz tells Tiger Rag.
"I just didn't like my parents not being there and my friends and family not being able to see me play," he says.
Steltz joins a group that is shaping up to be another top-rated recruiting class for Nick Saban's Tigers. He says a in-home visit from LSU's coach on December 12 helped him come to the conclusion that Baton Rouge was the place for him to be.
"Yeah, Coach Saban was here last Friday morning," Steltz says. "He's a cool guy but I already knew him well with Kevin and I'd been to practice last spring and stuff. My parents like him."