LSU’s main recruiting weekend reached a excessive level Monday afternoon with three commitments that helped change the tone across the route of the 2023 class.
The day began with simultaneous bulletins by four-star defensive lineman Darron Reed and three-star cornerback Ashton Stamps. Lower than three hours later, four-star defensive lineman Dashawn Womack joined the group.
Although largely anticipated forward of time, they gave the Tigers 11 commitments thus far on this cycle, and 9 of them are four-star recruits. With the additions, the category rating jumped from No. 37 to No. 15 nationally by the top of the Fourth of July, in line with 247Sports.
The haul marked a very profitable weekend for line of defense coach Jamar Cain. With none high defensive linemen in Louisiana this cycle and in his first 12 months, Cain focused gamers he started recruiting at Oklahoma. His nationwide method introduced 4 of LSU’s six highest-rated prospects thus far.
LSU’s main recruiting weekend continued Monday night with the addition of four-star defensive lineman Dashawn Womack.
Earlier than the vacation weekend, there was public unease concerning the first recruiting class underneath head coach Brian Kelly, particularly as most of the high gamers in Louisiana dedicated exterior the state. However the workers believed that after a month full of official visits and camps, a number of recruits would commit this week.
The surge began July 1 with four-star Minneapolis edge rusher Jaxon Howard, the No. 96 general participant within the nation and LSU’s highest-rated recruit to date. 4-star Indianapolis edge rusher Joshua Mickens dedicated two days later. Then Reed and Stamps made their announcement on the identical time Monday afternoon.
Reed is a 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive lineman from Columbus, Georgia. He’s thought-about the No. 228 general prospect within the nation by the 247Sports Composite, which averages rankings from the most important recruiting providers, however On3 named him the nation’s No. 29 participant. He selected LSU over Ohio State.
Across the identical time Monday afternoon, LSU acquired two extra verbal commitments.
“I can see myself being coached down there,” Reed advised The Advocate after his official go to. “I really like all the pieces that they do down there with the gamers. I really like the truth that Coach (Brian) Kelly is according to successful in all places he is been. That performs an enormous half in it.”
Stamps, a 6-foot, 170-pound nook from Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, caught LSU’s consideration on the summer season camps final month. He visited campus a number of instances and acquired a scholarship supply June 17.
Stamps is ranked No. 811 nationally, in line with the 247Sports Composite. He grew to become the fourth defensive again within the class together with four-star cornerback Daylen Austin and four-star safeties Michael Daugherty and Ryan Yaites.
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With momentum constructing, Womack marked LSU’s fifth dedication of the weekend as Cain constructed the defensive entrance. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound prospect is ranked No. 106 within the nation by the 247Sports Composite. He selected LSU over Oregon, Ole Miss, Georgia and Maryland.
Womack grew to become the eleventh recruit within the 2023 class. A Baltimore native, his addition continued a nationwide method. 9 of the 11 commitments are from exterior Louisiana, a development anticipated to proceed this 12 months with many of the state’s high recruits thought-about out-of-state leans.
The day wasn’t spotless — LSU missed on four-star cornerback Christian Grey, who new cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples coached in highschool — however the workers expects extra additions within the weeks forward as LSU builds its recruiting class.