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2019 five-star guard Kardell Thomas shuts down recruitment, will stick with LSU

Kardell Thomas

If LSU’s SEC rivals thought they could lure 2019 offensive guard Kardell Thomas away from his commitment to Baton Rouge, the five-star recruit has a simple answer: Nope.

Thomas said that he’s shutting down his recruiting process more than a year from next year’s National Signing Day, making the announcement on Twitter:

That’s great news for the Tigers, who can count on adding the top-ranked guard in the country for 2019, and bad news for teams like Alabama, Florida and Georgia that had hopes of tempting him away from Tiger Stadium.

Thomas, a 6-4, 320-pound guard from Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab, is ranked among the top 20 prospects nationwide for the 2019 class in the 247Sports composite. He has more than 15 offers, including SEC powers as well as Florida State, Oklahoma and Penn State.

Thomas committed to LSU in July 2016, before his sophomore year, and it appears that he’s going to stick with that commitment through enrollment.

He’s one of six LSU commits already in the 2019 class, and one of four from the state of Louisiana.

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