LSU has dipped into Georgia yet again to secure a commitment from one of the state’s recruits.
Paul Mubenga – a 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman from Buford High in Georgia – announced Thursday that he has given the Tigers a non-binding verbal pledge.
“Committed … Go Geaux,” Mubenga wrote on his personal Twitter account, which also included a graphic of him wearing an LSU helmet.
Mubenga, who plays left tackle at Buford, also had Texas A&M, South Carolina, North Carolina and Michigan in his final five.
He visited Auburn, Michigan, West Virginia and Pitt during a one-week span in early April, and received offers from programs including South Carolina, Kentucky, Miami, Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee and Grambling during April and May.
But Mubenga accepted the offer from LSU, which extended it after he visited April 23.
He’s ranked as the No. 62 Class of 2023 offensive tackle recruit nationally and the No. 70 recruit in Georgia according to 247Sports Composite.
Mubenga becomes LSU’s 16th known commit and its first on the offensive line. He’s also the Tigers’ fourth commit in the class from Georgia, along with Oconee County High linebacker Whit Weeks, Grayson High safety Michael Daugherty and Carver High defensive lineman Darron Reed.
LSU also one Georgia high school player, Grayson ‘athlete’ Joseph Stone, among its three Class of 2024 commit. Stone committed last Monday night and Weeks announced last Saturday that he had committed.