Texas QB commits to Tigers

LSU now has a quarterback pledged for its recruiting class of 2003. Matt Flynn of Tyler, Texas, has picked the Tigers over Alabama and a host of other schools offering him scholarships.

Flynn (6-3, 218, 4.54) told TigerRag.com he first took notice of LSU during the Tigers run toward a Southeastern Conference title last season. As he was posting 1,643 passing yards with 13 touchdowns in his junior season at Lee High, the LSU staff began recruiting him.

"The first time I came down to visit LSU was in April and knew right away this was a really special place. The coaches were great, the facilities - I knew this was somewhere I would be happy," said Flynn.

Flynn came back to LSU for a summer camp with coach Nick Saban and made his decision to become a Tiger last night. He turned down scholarship offers from Alabama, Colorado, Arizona, Purdue, Indiana, Baylor (where his dad, Alvin, played QB) and UL-Lafayette.

The LSU staff continues to recruit heavily in Texas and has extended scholarship offers to 22 players from the Lone Star State, including two of Flynn's teammates - defensive end Justin Warren and linebacker Paul Williams.

"The University of Texas is THE school in Texas," said Flynn. "Players here view LSU the same way - as a big-time school."

Flynn is considered to be the nation's 16th best quarterback according to the recently released national recruiting rankings from TheInsiders.com.

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