Peter Parrish camped at LSU this week (Photo: Shea Dixon, 247Sports)

 

The search has ended, and LSU has landed a quarterback for the 2019 class.

On Friday, Alabama quarterback Peter Parrish shut down his recruiting process and committed to the Tigers. Parrish was offered by LSU on Friday morning, an overture that came following his strong showing at the team’s Elite Camp on Thursday. He immediately ended his recruiting process and got on board with the Tigers. 

Parrish checked in at 6-foot-1, 199 pounds and clocked a 4.5 40-yard dash and hit 10-feet in the broad jump, which backs up his ranking as a top dual-threat quarterback prospect in the 2019 class. He performed well in the passing portion of camp, which was a big factor in offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger and the staff's decision to make the move on Parrish with a verbal scholarship offer.

Parrish was also one of only three four-star prospects who remained uncommitted as the month of June wrapped up.

Parrish’s commitment to the Tigers comes at a time where LSU is finding some momentum at the position. After the Tigers didn’t sign a quarterback in the 2018 class last cycle, head coach Ed Orgeron reeled in Ohio State graduate transfer Joe Burrow, who can play immediately this fall and has two years of eligibility left.

LSU then kicked off the camp season with a commitment from 2020 four-star TJ Finley, who is ranked as the top quarterback prospect in Louisiana next cycle. Now, the commitment from Parrish fills the lone puzzle piece needed in the 2019 class. The Tigers still have a pair of juniors on roster in Burrow and Justin McMillan, followed by sophomore Myles Brennan and redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse.

Parrish has shown plenty of promise this offseason, improving as a passer as he turned in strong camp showings at LSU, Auburn and Florida State.

Parrish, who will be a senior at Central in Phenix City (Ala.), picked the Tigers over 20 other college scholarship offers, a list that included Florida, Mississippi State and more. His commitment likely puts an end to LSU's search for a quarterback in the 2019 class. Parrish's pledge moves LSU from No. 10 in the 247Sports Team Rankings up to No. 7, jumping past Miami, South Carolina and Ohio State. With 14 total commitments, the Tigers are just fractions of a point behind Georgia and the No. 6 class. 

Parrish is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 11 dual-threat quarterback prospect in the 2019 class, and he checks in as a four-star and the No. 315 overall prospect in the country.

As a junior last season, he completed 102-of-160 pass attempts fro 1,454 yards, 17 touchdowns and four interceptions. Parrish also flashed some big play ability with his legs, rushing for 697 yards and 14 touchdowns on 88 attempts.

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