The LSU coaching staff received some great news on Monday afternoon when inside linebacker Monty Rice announced that he has committed to the Tigers.

Rice, a 6-1, 227- pound prospect from Madison, AL is rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Scout. He chose LSU over Georgia and Auburn.

Rice is expected to immediately sign financial aid paperwork with LSU, as will enroll early this upcoming January.


He is the No. 10 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 13 overall player from the state of Alabama for 2017, according to ESPN.

Securing linebackers for the class of 2017 is a top priority for LSU as the Tigers will lose seniors Kendell Beckwith and Duke Riley to graduation.

LSU missed out on top Baton Rouge linebackers Dylan Moses and Chris Allen who are both headed to Alabama next year. The commitment from Rice plugs a major hole for LSU.

For more info on Rice, visit his profile page on our Recruiting Tracker.

Comments

58 Comments
From everything available this kid is an absolute baller but just didnt go to camps...similar size to Moses so im assuming he will play the same spot...im happy with Rice..the best way to get back at Moses is to forget him..dont boo him, dont even notice him...we got our stud ILB
Reply55 months
Toonce me
Reply56 months
All I pray for is a major tornado to hit Tuscaloosa or CNS to have a heart attack
Reply56 months
His film is impressive. Very versatile and his size is outstanding. He will be a very, very good SEC MLB.
Reply56 months
Toonces? Really?
Reply56 months
#DylanWho ?
Reply56 months
@Dylan Moses: you missed out on your hometown LSU dynasty!
Reply56 months
This is great news!
Reply56 months
Why was he not recruited by Alabama? What's the problem there? BTW, can somebody get that man a pennant without freaking Toonces on it!
Reply56 months
Bama didn't want Dak Prescott either
56 months
Chest...
Reply56 months
Lexman1 the one he did sign was Clifton garrett but he transferred to uab.
Reply56 months
I don't remember Miles signing any 5 star linebackers and we've had some pretty good ones!
Reply56 months
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Good News
Reply56 months
Welcome home!
Reply56 months
Dylan who ???
Reply56 months
his neck thick like devin white so he may be pretty dang good.
Reply56 months
GREAT NEWS........Welcome BIG TIGER!!!!
Reply56 months
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Monty Rice will be a better pro than Moses and Allen, NFL stats prove this to be a fact when comparing linebackers from LSU vs bama
Reply56 months
What kind of logic is that?
56 months
They had their chance at greatness, they passed.
56 months
It does seem that there are more successful LB's in the pros from LSU than Bama
56 months
Lots of hot takes in either direction from people im guessing have seen this kid play exactly 0 downs.
Reply56 months
No, I think Moses will play a few downs for Bama. Probably spend his 1st asason on special teams
56 months
5 stars in HS don't necessarily make 5 stars in College. 4 star that coachable to a scheme of a DC....that could make a 5 star college player. Good thing about Madison kids...whether it's Bob Jones or James Clemens...they all come with discipline. You can't coach that.
Reply56 months
But signing more 5* players puts you in a better position to win. Bama proves that.
56 months
Tre'Davious White, Ethan Pocic, Kendell Beckwith, Derrius Guice, and Arden Key were all 4 stars coming out of high school.
56 months
And sadly, they never beat Alabama.
56 months
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