Ludwig, a 6-7, 195-pound 3-star forward from Metairie (La.) Country Day, was an all-state selection as a junior and also tabbed the Class A Outstanding Player of the Year. He averaged 23.2 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, and three assists a game.
In the end it came down to two schools, but several things led him to Baton Rouge.
“It was down to LSU and Davidson,” he said. “I really liked the coaching staffs at both schools but LSU was only 70 miles from home, and my family and friends can support me.
“I also really liked what coach Johnson is doing with the program and he’s bringing in some good players,” added Ludwig. “He’s going to turn things around and I wanted to be a part of that.”
Ludwig gave Johnson the news as he was driving down I-10 and he had to pull over to let it soak in.
“He said he had to pull over so he didn’t get in a wreck,” Ludwig said laughing. “He said he was happy and just welcomed me to the family.”
With Ludwig’s decision now behind him, his focus will now shift to his senior season.
But, he will be keeping a close eye on his future home and new family.
“I’ll be going down for a lot of games and I’m just excited to finally have the weight lifted,” he said. “Now I can focus on my season and get ready for when I get down to LSU.”
“It’s a real exciting time right now,” Ludwig added.
It’s an exciting time for Ludwig and also for the LSU coaching staff.
The Tigers now have two commitments as Ludwig joins Brad Reese in the 2009 class.