The Baylor Bears lost a significant commitment on Wednesday morning when linebacker Christian Brathwaite flipped his pledge to LSU.
Alongside quarterback Austin Novosad, Brathwaite was widely considered the Bears’ highest-rated commitment by multiple recruiting services.
LSU first offered Brathwaite on Tuesday, immediately becoming his most impressive offer.
Brathwaite had been committed to Baylor since January 30.
LSU wanted another linebacker in the 2023 class to join four-star Whit Weeks. The Tigers landed one as Baylor commit Christian Brathwaite flipped to LSU.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound four-star prospect from Cy Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas is ranked the No. 29 linebacker in the country and the No. 58 overall prospect in Texas with 247Sports. Tennessee, Texas Tech, Kansas, Colorado and California were his other notable offers.
LSU hosted Brathwaite for an unofficial visit last Saturday for the Tigers’ victory over Ole Miss. Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Matt House led the charge on the recruiting front with an assist from assistant director of player personnel Mike Ferrara.