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3-star DT Nelson Jenkins flips commitment from Kansas to LSU

Nelson Jenkins

LSU has landed a commitment but not before he was committed to Kansas.

Three-star defensive tackle Nelson Jenkins announced Thursday on Twitter that he had flipped his commitment from the Jayhawks to the Tigers after receiving an offer from the school on the same day.

 “I’d like to thank @Coach_EdOrgeron for offering me a scholarship to play football at LSU,” Jenkins wrote. “I AM OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO BECOME A TIGER‼️🐯”

The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Jenkins, a Plaquemine, Louisiana, committed to Kansas on Feb. 6. Along with LSU and Kansas, he also holds offers from Georgia Tech, SMU and Tulane, among others.

Jenkins, according to 247Sports Composite, is a top-45 defensive tackle prospect and a top-30 prospect in Louisiana in the 2018 recruiting class.

Jenkins recently had been at one time one of six Louisiana prospects committed to Kansas in the 2018 class. Currently, the Jayhawks have four, including two four-star commitments, after four-star wide receiver JaMarr Chase decommitted Sunday.

Second-year Kansas running backs coach Tony Hull – who recently was promoted to associate head coach and previously had been the coach at Warren Easton High School in New Orleans – has been the primary recruiter for these prospects, including Jenkins.

With Jenkins’ commitment, LSU now has seven commitments in its 2018 class, which 247Sports ranks fourth nationally and first in the SEC.

(You can follow Kevin Connell on Twitter @_KevinConnell)

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