LSU’s wild roll on the recruiting trail continued over the weekend.
The Tigers picked up a non-binding verbal pledge Saturday from Whit Weeks, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker from Oconee County High in Watkinsville, Georgia.
Weeks is the younger brother of current LSU linebacker West Weeks, who transferred to LSU after appearing in 11 games with one start at Virginia in 2021.
Their father, David Weeks, was a three-year starter on the offensive line for Georgia from 1991-95.
Also Saturday, IMG Academy edge rusher Jayden Wayne committed to Miami over a list of finalists that also included LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Oregon and Michigan State.
But Weeks is the eighth Class of 2023 recruit to commit to LSU and first-year coach Brian Kelly since July 1.
The list includes six other defensive players and Jalen Brown, a highly regarded receiver from Miami who announced his commitment to the Tigers on Friday night.
The eight come from seven different states – Georgia (Weeks, and defensive lineman Darron Reed), Florida (Brown), Louisiana (Archbishop Rummel cornerback Ashton Stamps), Nevada (cornerback Jeremiah Hughes), Indiana (edge rusher Joshua Mickens), Maryland (defensive lineman Dashawn Womack) and Minnesota (linebacker Jaxon Howard).
LSU now has 14 commits in its current 2023 class.
Weeks is the No. 51 linebacker nationally and No. 55 recruit in Georgia according to 247Sports Composite. 247 has him ranked as the country’s No. 43 linebacker.
He picked LSU over Georgia and Oklahoma.
Weeks visited Georgia and Ole Miss in June, and Oklahoma, which offered him last season, earlier this year. LSU originally its offer on Jan. 13. He also received offers from Stanford, USC, Utah, Duke and Ole Miss since his junior season ended.