Picking up those 4-star prospects is always a good feeling. That is what Ed Orgeron and LSU did earlier this week when the received the commitment of 4-star safety Khari Gee out of Woodward Academy (Georgia).
By Steve Wright
Khari Gee picked the Tigers over the likes of Clemson, Florida State, and USC.
A 2021 recruit, Gee stands at 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds. He is the No. 22 safety in the class, the No. 28 player in the state of Georgia, and the No. 340 player overall according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking system. He is the 11th player to commit to Orgeron and LSU in the Class of 2021. He is also the second safety in the class after LSU picked up the pledge of Dakota Mitchell earlier in the cycle.
As you might imagine in a player with uncommon size of a safety, Gee is a physical and aggressive player who is not afraid to mix it up at the line of scrimmage or make hits in the secondary. He is a player as comfortable timing a blitz up the middle as he is using his rangy size and speed to cover the back third of the field, making Gee the sort of versatile player that is required in the modern game to stand out.
The first clip of Gee’s highlight film shows just how aggressive he is as he lays out an opponent running up the seam. The timing and power of the hit should already be exciting LSU fans before they even make it to the second clip on his film. Watching on, Gee also showcases outstanding ball skills to track a pass through the air and make a diving grab, athletic and explosive closing speed to make tackles on running backs in the open field, and a determination to finish every play with hard, aggressive contact that is something that cannot be taught.