Gage landed the offer he'd long been waiting for when LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron came by for an in-person visit. Gage didn't wait long to pull the trigger.
"He's very excited, and LSU is obviously very excited to get him as well," said his Redemptorist coach Terence Williams."
Gage, who LSU is recruiting as a CB, becomes the 19th member of the 2014 recruiting class and second corner, joining early enrollee Edward Paris. The Tigers now have five DBs committed — safeties Jamal Adams, John Battle and Devin Voorhies — and one five-star prospect Adoree Jackson still on the board.
For Gage, earning this spot in the LSU class was a long process. It started last summer at the Tigers' July camp where Gage was one of the top standouts on either side of the ball. LSU didn't extend him an offer then, but they kept a close eye on him throughout the fall.
"Coach Cameron and Coach Raymond did their due diligence and stayed on top of him this whole time," Williams said.
The Tigers stayed in his ear as NSD drew near and eventually offered him a scholarship. Prior to his commitment, Tulane and TCU were the schools paying most attention to him, but LSU was his dream school.
"It's a statement for a guy that 12 months ago had no scholarship offers," Williams said. "To get a late offer at defensive back, at a place that has named itself DBU, that's pretty good."
Gage is just the first of many commitments that are expected to happen in the final week before Signing Day. TSD's Hunter Paniagua took a look at seven questions that still remain for LSU down the stretch. Also stay up to date with all the latest recruiting tidbits on prospects like Derrick Kelly, Kenny Young and Travonte Valentine.