The last time Zachary four-star wide receiver Chris Hilton Jr. of Zachary narrowed his list of prospective schools to six schools, there was a prevailing thought of simply staying home and playing for LSU.
Several months later, that’s exactly what he did.
Hilton, regarded as one of the nation’s top two-sport athletes, took to social media Friday morning, releasing a video produced by TigerDetails.com in which he announced his commitment to LSU over Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.
“In my head, I knew I would end up at LSU,” Hilton told Rivals.com, which rates him as the state’s top-ranked wide out. “But I always wondered what would have happened if I went to another school. Distance was not a factor, but LSU has a home-like environment.”
Hilton, with 4.45 speed in the 40-yard dash and tremendous leaping ability, pushed LSU’s current recruiting class of 14 commitments to No. 7 nationally according to 247Sports. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound is the nation’s eighth-rated wide receiver, second-rated in the state and nation’s No. 65 overall prospect.
Moreover, Hilton gives LSU its third wide receiver ranked in 247Sports’ Top 10 with Deion Smith (No. 7) of Jackson-Provine and JoJo Earle (No. 10) of Aledo, Texas. He’s the nation’s fifth-rated wide receiver by Rivals.com and No. 55 overall prospect.