Recruiting: LSU gains commitment from Michigan prep offensive tackle Garrett Dellenger

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No matter how much football evolves, games are still won with strength in the trenches. LSU’s dynamic offense added a key commitment on the offensive line Wednesday.

Clarkson, Michigan offensive tackle Garrett Dellenger pledged to the Tigers over Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State. The 2021 four-star talent also holds a 3.7 GPA.

The 6-foot-6, 290 pounder can play guard or tackle. Dellenger does not lunge at defenders, showing good leverage and athleticism. He has good knee bend, active feet and great balance. The Clarkston High School standout also plays on he defensive line.

Dellenger started as a freshman on the state championship team. He is very advanced and could land at LSU ready to compete for playing time. He possesses high football IQ and recognizes defensive alignments.

One area of concern it a torn labrum suffered in his sophomore season which required a pair of surgeries. The set back ultimately hurt his stock a bit as a prospect but the big name schools still stayed with him. Dellenger is currently ranked as the 12th best offensive tackle in the ’21 class. He will need to add strength in order to compete in the SEC.

LSU and Michigan were his final two options, and Tiger offensive line coach James Cregg did an outstanding job during the process.

LSU’s recent history of success was a major factor in Dellenger’s decision. The Tigers O-line was recognized as College Football’s best last season with the Joe Moore Award as the team captured the national title with a perfect 15-0 record.

Three LSU offensive linemen were taken in the 2020 NFL draft (Saahdiq Charles, Damien Lewis and Lloyd Cushenberry).

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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