LSU won’t be signing a quarterback in 2018, either.
Four-star Alabama quarterback James Foster will sign with Texas A&M over LSU and a host of other finalists, he announced at a live signing ceremony Wednesday morning.
LSU has now missed out on three of its four uncommitted targets to begin National Signing Day with two, Foster and five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr., choosing to sign with SEC West rivals instead.
Ed Orgeron and his staff made a late push for Foster, including an in-home visit with nearly the entire staff, but those efforts came up short. The news, while expected, means LSU will almost surely finish the 2018 cycle signing below the 25-player maximum.
It also means that LSU will go into the spring and likely next season with just three scholarship quarterbacks: Myles Brennan, Lowell Narcisse and Justin McMillian. If one of two of those signal callers leave this summer, that would leave the Tigers perilously thin, though the staff has added some walk-ons in recent weeks to help sure up the position as best it can.
All eyes now turn to five-star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who is set to decide between LSU and Auburn at noon.