Fitzgerald West junior season highlights


LSU landed a 2022 commitment from Lafayette Christian Academy (La.) lineman Fitzgerald West, who committed on Saturday to the Tigers as a center. Check out his junior season offensive highlights above.

The 6-2, 325-pounder played both ways for the Knights, but earned his LSU offer at camp this summer. Alabama offered shortly after that following a camp performance. SMU and Tulane were his other two finalists.

“I felt like I could have had that offer since my freshman year, but them seeing me at offense changed their mind after we didn’t have camps last summer,” West told 247Sports of LSU before his announcement. “They really liked my camp performance, and the coaches were fighting to get me on each side of the ball. It felt really good, but also humbling knowing that they believe in me and think I can play early if I come in and work.”

According to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, West ranks as the No. 140 overall defensive lineman nationally and No. 44 overall prospect in Louisiana. On 247Sports, he’s the No. 107 defensive lineman in the country and No. 41 prospect in the state of Louisiana.

The commitments on board beyond West are five-star Monroe (La.) Neville offensive tackle Will Campbell, three-star New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman offensive lineman Bo Bordelon, four-star New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr defensive tackle Tygee Hill, five-star Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More quarterback Walker Howard, five-star Ponchatoula (La.) safety Jacoby Mathews, four-star Watkinsville (Ga.) Oconee County tight end Jake Johnson, four-star Lafayette (La.) Acadiana cornerback Laterrance Welch, four-star New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr wide receiver Aaron Anderson, four-star Valdosta (Ga.) cornerback JaDarian Rhym, four-star New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman wide receiver AJ Johnson, Michigan kicker Nathan Dibert, three-star Shreveport (La.) Green Oaks wide receiver Decoldest Crawford and four-star Florida linebacker DeMario Tolan, who committed to LSU on Thursday.

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