In the least surprising news since Auburn staked its BCS claim Saturday night, Zach Mettenberger made official his intentions to wreak havoc on the SEC by committing to LSU. He has three years to try and match the wits of his hat coach.
Mettenberger plans to move to Baton Rouge in the coming week, begin classes during spring semester and participate in LSU’s spring practices. He will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Tigers.
The 6-foot-5, 247-pound Mettenberger was a highly touted prospect when he enrolled early out of high school as a part of UGA’s 2009 signing class. After redshirting the 2009 season, he competed this past spring for the quarterback job, actually throwing for more yards than Aaron Murray and Logan Gray in the G-Day Game.
He held scholarship offers from a number of schools, including Alabama, Louisville and Texas A&M.