A big recruiting target for LSU in the next recruiting cycle re-opened his recruitment on Tuesday night.
St. Pius X (Texas) quarterback Grant Gunnell, considered one of the top quarterback prospects in the country in 2019, announced he was decommitting from Texas A&M on Twitter.
Thank you for everything Aggieland. pic.twitter.com/BDafr4rPer
— Grant Gunnell (@grantgunnell7) February 14, 2018
Gunnell hails from Houston, an area LSU coach Ed Orgeron has said he will focus on heavily in 2019. He originally committed to Texas A&M last June under then-head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Sumlin was fired following the 2017 season and the Aggies hired former Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.
The 6-foot-6, 212-pound Gunnell is rated as a consensus four-star quarterback and is rated as the No. 49 prospect overall in 247 Sports’ composite rankings. Gunnell is also considered a top four pocket passing quarterback by all of the major recruiting services.
He has offers from most of the top programs in the country including Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame and UCLA.
In his three years of high school, Gunnell has already thrown for 11,356 yards and 142 touchdowns.
As a freshman, Gunnell threw for 1,447 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions but really stepped it up the last two years.
Gunnell threw for 4,973 yards while completing 70.0 percent of his passes and throwing for 65 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a sophomore and then he went for 4,936 yards while completing 71.2 percent of his throws as a junior. He had 61 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
Gunnell has also run for 300 yards each season and has a 1,088 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns in his varsity career.
Last season, Gunnell tied a Texas state record with 10 touchdown passes in one game.