5-star TE Arik Gilbert (Marietta, GA) announced a surprising commitment to Ed Orgeron and LSU on Wednesday afternoon.

Gilbert is currently the highest rated tight end prospect in the history of 247Sports. In an article posted today, the website said Gilbert could be “the most important tight end prospect in the modern recruiting era.” Choosing the Tigers over Alabama and Georgia, Gilbert kept his commitment a secret and shocked the recruiting world.

The addition of Joe Brady and this new high-powered offense has attracted some of the nation’s top offensive players. Gilbert is one of them and mentioned Brady and coach John Decoster for their impact in his recruitment.

“If [Gilbert] finished the cycle in his current spot, he’d be the highest-rated tight end prospect in history,” said 247Sports.

Gilbert joins Elias Ricks and Rakim Jarrett as the three five-star prospects committed for 2020.