BATON ROUGE, La. – Quarterback news and LSU never seem to stray too far from each other. Tuesday was no exception, as a Tigers quarterback of the past and one potentially of the future made news.
Turns out the future thing may not come to fruition for highly touted Texas prep star Zadock Dinkelmann, who announced via Twitter that he had decommitted from LSU.
Dinkelmann, a nephew of former BYU stars and NFL journeymen Ty and Koy Detmer, committed to the Tigers two years ago as a 14-year-old. That commitment ended Tuesday, when Dinkelmann – who just finished his junior season – announced that he was “opening up his recruiting options.”
— Zadock Dinkelmann (@ZadockDinkelma1) January 10, 2017
A four-star quarterback at San Antonio Somerset, Dinkelmann has Texas, Alabama and hometown UT-San Antonio – coached by former Tigers assistant Frank Wilson – among his suitors, along with LSU.
Meanwhile, former Tigers quarterback Jordan Jefferson is headed back to the game, this time as a coach. Jefferson, who starred at Destrehan High in the New Orleans suburbs before a roller-coaster career with the Tigers from 2008-11, tweeted that new Houston coach Major Applewhite had made “a dream become reality.”
— Jordan Jefferson (@JJefferson9) January 10, 2017
Jefferson will be a graduate assistant for Applewhite, who happens to be a Baton Rouge native.
A starter for parts of each of his four seasons at LSU, Jefferson was part of 24 wins as the Tigers’ quarterback and finished with 4,733 passing yards and 34 touchdowns, which is tied for fifth in program history. His 1,008 career rushing yards are the most by an LSU quarterback.
Younger brother Rickey Jefferson just capped a solid career as a safety for the Tigers and the youngest of Jefferson trio, Justin, is a senior-to-be at Destrehan and rated as a three-star receiver recruit.
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