LSU’s triple spring recruiting pickup from a single high school is no more, after the last member of that trio de-committed from the Tigers. Three-star defensive tackle JaQuon Griffin de-committed from the Tigers Monday, announcing his decision on Twitter:
I would like to thank the LSU coaching staff for the opportunity, but I have decided to decommit and reopen my recruitment. @Mansell247
— Ja'Quon Griffin (@Jaquongriffin) December 5, 2017
On April 22, Griffin, a 6-foot, 265-pound defensive lineman from Rome (Ga.) High, was one of three players from the same school to commit at the LSU spring game. In addition to Griffin, three-star defensive tackle Jamarcus Chatman and four-star linebacker Adam Anderson also announced they were headed for the Tigers.
That originally prompted a rare triple commitment tweet from LSU head coach Ed Orgeron:
Hold That Tiger! Hold That Tiger! Hold That Tiger!
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) April 22, 2017
However, LSU couldn’t hold those Tigers for long.
Chatman was the first to de-commit in June. Anderson, the nation’s top-ranked outside linebacker at the time, followed in July. He eventually opted to remain in-state, committing to Georgia on his birthday in October.
It’s unclear what Griffin’s next move will be. He only had eight other Football Bowl Subdivision offers, with Tennessee the only one in a Power Five conference. Sun Belt program Appalachian State, which offered Griffin in February, may be one possibility.
With Griffin’s de-commitment, the Tigers’ 2018 class now stands at 18 players.
LSU should still be in good shape along the defensive line, though, which has six players in line to arrive in Baton Rouge: four-star end Jarell Cherry from Dallas Carter, four-star tackle Davin Cotton from Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian, four-star tackle Chasen Hines from Marshall (Texas) High, three-star tackle Nelson Jenkins from Plaquemine (La.) High, three-star end Travez Moore from Copiah-Lincoln Community College and three-star tackle Dare Rosenthal from Ferriday (La.) High.
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