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4-star DE Jarell Cherry becomes latest LSU 2018 commitment

Jarell Cherry

LSU’s hot recruiting run isn’t slowing down yet.

Four-star defensive end Jarell Cherry became the latest commitment in the Tigers’ class when he announced his decision Saturday night on Twitter.

“This is a very special day for me. I have been praying to be able to make a decision like this for a very long time,” Cherry wrote. “I have had a lot people come into my life and explain to me about how much potential I have to become great at this game and I am very blessed to have those people come into my life.

“With that being said, this recruiting process has been an extremely long journey for the beginning to the end. I would first off like to thank GOD who has answered all my prayers throughout this journey. Secondly, I would like to thank Coach Patrick Williams, Coach Wilson and Coach Brooks for always being there and guiding me on and off the field. I couldn’t ask for better life coaches. Also I would like to thank the most important people in my life, my Mom & Dad and my big sister Jasmyn. They have made me into a proud young man.

“With that being said, I would like to announce my commitment to LSU!!! #GeauxTigers”

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Cherry, who plays at Carter High School in Dallas, chose the Tigers over 18 other offers, including Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Texas A&M.

With Cherry’s commitment, LSU now has 13 in its 2018 recruiting class, which 247Sports ranks fourth nationally (first in the SEC). Since mid-February, the Tigers have received nine current commitments in the class.

LSU already has one other defensive end, three-star JUCO prospect Travez Moore, among its commitments.

Cherry, according to 247Sports Composite, is a top-10 weak-side defensive end prospect nationally and a top-25 Texas prospect.

Jenkins had eight tackles for loss, five sacks and two pass breakups as a junior last season at Carter.

LSU tight ends coach Steve Ensminger is Cherry’s primary recruiter; defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is his secondary recruiter.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron celebrated the news of Cherry’s commitment on Twitter.

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(You can follow Kevin Connell on Twitter @_KevinConnell)

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