Chalk up another offseason win for LSU basketball, as the Tigers reeled in a big fish in 5-star forward Trendon Watford.

Watford announced his commitment to LSU on Monday afternoon (May 20) in a ceremony at his high school in Birmingham, Alabama.

Watford chose LSU over in-state Alabama, as well as Memphis and Indiana.

“I want to sincerely thank everybody who recruited me through out this entire process," Watford said in a tweet after his ceremony. "This by far have been the biggest and toughest decision of my life but with great support and prayer from my family and closest friends I will be attending Louisiana State University.”

247Sports has Watford, a 6-foot-9, 230-pounder, as the top recruit to come out of Alabama this year and as the fourth-best power forward in this class. He’s also ranked No. 17 nationally and was just one of two players ranked that highly who hadn’t yet committed to a college program.