Top-ranked recruit picks LSU

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Running back Leonard Fournette, considered the nation's top recruit, announced Thursday during the Under Armour All-America high school game in St. Petersburg, Fla., that he will sign with LSU in February.

Fournette, who played for St. Augustine in New Orleans, chose the Tigers over Texas and Alabama.

"My plan my freshman year is to win the Heisman and the BCS National Championship with my teammates," Fournette said. "The decision as a whole was stressful, just going back and forth. I talked to my parents yesterday and LSU is the home for me."

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Fournette is the country's No. 1-ranked recruit by 247Sports.com. He gives the Tigers 18 commitments for the Class of 2014.

Fournette said he chose LSU because of his relationship with coach Les Miles and running backs coach Frank Wilson.

"The decision was made (Wednesday) when I was talking to my parents late at night about what school I wanted to attend," Fournette said. "I was kind of going back and forth, so at the end of the day I prayed on it and I woke up and I felt that LSU was going to be the place for me."

Fournette ran for 5,036 yards on 512 carries and had 63 rushing touchdowns and 72 touchdowns overall during his high school career.