Several hours before Sunday’s season kickoff, LSU added another important element to its recruiting efforts for the Class of 2024.
For the third time, the Tigers dove into the highly successful Grayson High program in Loganville, Georgia, adding a commitment from four-star defensive back Zion Ferguson who made it public on his Twitter account.
“Home,” Ferguson said on his Twitter page.
The 6-foot, 160-pound Ferguson received a scholarship offer from LSU on March 16. The Tigers have already secured commitments from safety Michael Daughtery in the 2023 class and athlete Joseph Stone in 2024.
Ferguson is ranked No. 155 overall by On3Sports, while 247Sports ranked him 16th defensive back and 31st prospect at Georgia.
LSU, which is ranked No. 3 for the 2024 recruiting cycle, has a total of five commitments in that class.
“The people and the culture,” Ferguson told On3Sports. “When I go on these tours, I see the hospitality they show me and my family. People make a big difference in where you go. If you don’t like people, you not going to wake up every day and want to be there.The area is also a great thing.
Ferguson also received offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Michigan, Oregon, Michigan State, Nebraska, Louisville, South Carolina and Texas A&M. He made unofficial visits to Michigan State, Clemson, and Alabama.
Grayson went for a quick 3-0 start to the 2022 season and Ferguson recorded six tackles and broke up a pass. In 2021, he was limited to five out of 14 games and had 13 tackles and three deflected passes.
“You know Jojo (Stone), he’s always trying to recruit someone to come on his bandwagon, so he told me about LSU, Michael too,” Ferguson said. “They are definitely making a big effort.”