The LSU Tigers are on a recruiting roll with three commitments in the last 48 hours. Now you can make it four with the latest commitment from the state of Maryland.
"I committed just about an hour ago," said 6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker Bani Gbadyu from Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard. "I went down there for a visit and I just loved it. Man, it's crazy down there. I went into a restaurant and they had a clock counting down the days to the start of the season. I've never seen that before, SEC country is great."
Gbadyu has been thinking about visiting Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Georgia and some others, but just didn't feel the need.
"I spoke to my father about it just now and we decided it was cool to go ahead," he said. "It was the perfect fit for me with the Louisiana lifestyle, the excitement around the program, the coaches, the linebacker situation and the academics. It's SEC football and it's great."
There is one drawback.
"Man, it's so hot down there," he laughed. "It was like 99 degrees or something and it's a thick hot, it makes you just sweat. We don't have anything like that in Maryland. I'm going to have to get used to that."
So is Bgadyu done with the process?
"It's over," he said. "I don't need any visits or anything. I've seen the place I want to play football and I can't wait. I can now focus on my senior season and winning a state championship."
Bgadyu joins running backs Charles Scott, Richard Murphy and Danny McCray as LSU commitments since Tuesday.
"They are getting some great players," Gbadyu said. "Lots of talent and some big defensive linemen too. Also, Ryan Perrilloux which is huge. I can't wait to get on that field and hear the fans."
Gbadyu is ranked as the No. 9 player in Maryland and is a Rivals250 member.