LSU had a week of goodbye, but that didn’t stop the team from winning on the recruitment line on Saturday. The Tigers have received pledges from the safe ESPN 300 Derrick Davis Jr., who ranks 26th overall outlook.
Davis Jr is a 195-pound, 6-foot-1 student from Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. He made it into the top 5 of Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State and Pitt, but ended up choosing to play in Baton Rouge.
He’s the # 1 safest guy overall, but he’s also the second-ranked potential customer in Pennsylvania. Davis Jr is also another top player from the state about to leave the state, after deciding not to play for Penn State.
Of the seven recruits of the ESPN 300 in Pennsylvania that have claimed a pledge, none have chosen the Nittany Lions. Jeremiah Trotter Jr., the top potential customer in the state, chose Clemson, Davis Jr chose LSU, midfielder Kyle McCord and broad receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Choose Ohio State, the lead attacker Nolan Rucci decides for Wisconsin, creating five potential Pennsylvania clients.
Davis Jr gives LSU 15 committed ESPN 300 in class, ranking third behind Ohio State with 16 and Alabama, who has 17. Class is currently led by Davis Jr. the lead was followed by an attack on Garrett Dellinger, from Clarkston, Michigan, California defender Raesjon Davis and full-back Garrett Nussmeier from Texas.
Davis Jr. is part of an eclectic combination of ESPN 300 commitments for LSUs from 10 different states.