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It's pretty obvious that one of Ed Orgeron's top quarterback targets for the 2019 class is four-star pro-style passer Grant Gunnell from Houston, TX.

So much that Orgeron said he would bring Mike VIII to his signing ceremony if he inks with the Tigers. Per SEC County:
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“He said if I commit, he’ll bring the tiger down to my signing day,” Gunnell said, with a chuckle.

The tiger, of course, is Mike the VIII (formerly Harvey), which officially became LSU’s mascot in August 2017. Gunnell — admitting that it’s highly unlikely that Orgeron would pull off such a stunt — said it’s not the only way he knows he’s the top priority for LSU’s 2019 quarterback recruiting.

“I text with him every other day, probably,” Gunnell said. “He’s texting my parents like every morning. He’s a great guy.”
Gunnell, who is currently committed to Texas A&M, is the nation's top pro-style quarterback for the class of 2019.

He gave his verbal pledge to former Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin and it is believed that new head coach Jimbo Fisher might want to recruit dual-threat QB instead, which doesn't sit well with Gunnell.
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“It’s kind of messing with my head, so I’m not really sure,” Gunnell said. “If you want to offer pro-style, it’s different. It’s not the competition. If he wants dual-threat, I’m not going to be able to play for him.”
For more info on Gunnell, visit his profile page on our 2019 Recruiting Tracker.

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Pvt Hudson77 months
Don’t worry, kid. It isn’t the only thing he’ll promise you that he can’t deliver.
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Catman8877 months
He would probably try then LSU compliance would shoot him down.
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CDawson77 months
"He’s a great guy". No he's not. He is a Yaw Yaw, shrimp boat captain, incompetent human that knows nothing about football. He knows less about football than at least 80% of the Rant. Geaux Tigers!
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Bamasuks77 months
and you're a hoho a-hole whose parents are still pissed about for not using protection. Seriously, ask them.
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sgallo377 months
lmao, you've never met coach O but you know him better than someone who talks to him every day?
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tiger716677 months
Happy for the kid. But what is LSU's goal at quarterback. Same thing every year no direction for the offense. Just one question, How many of these fancy pro-style quarterbacks have beaten Saban in the last 7 years?
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Hawgnsincebirth5577 months
So cute you'll never get him tho. His family is all hog. Only reason he dodnt commit before was because he hated enos offense and the way fatbert handeled rafe peavey. Now that weve got morris weve got gunnel. We get good qbs you get trash
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CharlesLSU77 months
Are you mentally challenged? I’m seriously asking because you read like an imbecile.....
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deuce98577 months
Pro style has nothing to do with it. Mettenberger went ham on them when he played them several years back then Lesticles lost his nuts, went conservative, then lost the game because of it. They struggle more on dual threats for sure but a great player is a great player. Anyone can beat Bama if they're really good. Mettenberger that night could make any throw regardless what the coverage was from Bama and they still lost the game thanks to Leslie.
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chadr0777 months
How does Arky still finish 4th at best in the West every year if they supposedly get good qbs?.
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biglego77 months
“I text with him every other day, probably,” Gunnell said. “He’s texting my parents like every morning“ This just seems so weird. I could never recruit these kids. Who even wants to be texted every day like this?
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STRIPES77 months
Yeah, I agree. However, these kids nowdays live on social media and need to "feel the love". It is different from even just 15 years ago. It seems so fake but it is how things are done in today's crazy world.
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CDawson77 months
This generation only knows how to text and use social media. They fail at interaction and typical conversation. In their eyes, talking to someone is old school.
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Hat Tricks77 months
I'm sure Derek is probably the one doing all of the texting.
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Gumbo177 months
As Bob Barker would say, "Come on down..."
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beauchristopher77 months
Lol reminds me of the blindside
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Barbellthor77 months
Ok that’s pretty tits.
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LSUvet7277 months
Build Mike VII a BIGGER cage 10- 12 ft wide and half a semi long to cross Stadium Drive and let’s see him charge the sides and roar like the Mikes before and maybe just maybe the fans and players will get fired up and opposing teams shite in their pants like the ole days
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RickyDonSkaggs77 months
If he goes to signing day he better be in that damn cage on the sideline every game. That's all I'm saying
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sgallo377 months
you realize LSU doesnt have a choice in this right? if it was ruled we were forcing the tiger to go to the sideline despite it being bad for its health and causing it anxiety we wouldnt be allowed to have a live tiger mascot anymore
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Rougarou1377 months
I have a hard time seeing Dr. Baker signing off on that.
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OGJangalang77 months
If O promotes Ensminger to OC then he probably won't be here after next season so Dr. Baker won't have to sign off on anything!
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AtlantaLSUfan77 months
Frick Dr Baker. Put the fricking tiger in the Travel cage. At least once a fricking season.
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Hangit77 months
Can we get a discount on sending Alleva and Dr. Baker packing at the same time? The tiger in the visitor's tunnel was always a huge part of the mystique of visitors coming to Tiger stadium to play.
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MasonTiger77 months
This kid has Aggie written all over him. O's just wasting time.
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Lsu10120577 months
You do understand that offensive philosophy changes could altar things right? Its a pretty easy concept.
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Cadello77 months
Did you even read the article?
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bayourougebengal77 months
It's Mike VII you dumb frick
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Mad Dogg77 months
Could be Mike VIII by the time this kid signs.
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Lexman177 months
Thank you. Obviously, non Tigers printing this crap!
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ByUselves77 months
O being O. Can only imagine some of the things he can say, at anytime.
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BayouENGR77 months
O will bring the costumes Like the Tiger mascot instead!
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PsychTiger77 months
I like it, PETA won’t, which makes me like it even more.
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AtlantaLSUfan77 months
Google “PETA operates kill shelters”. They’re such hypocrites.
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Placebeaux77 months
All the more reason to do it.
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