Tigers land top 20 player in the country, marking a turning point in offseason moves for the program

It's not a name that's been linked to the LSU program for very long but Will Wade and LSU basketball made a huge recruiting splash on Sunday when center Efton Reid pledged his commitment to the Tigers. 

The addition of the No. 18 player in the SI All-American rankings is one of the greater coups of the Wade era as LSU really wasn't viewed to be in the mix until the last few months or so. The Richmond, Virginia native and IMG Academy star chose the purple and gold over the likes of Pittsburgh, Florida State and North Carolina.