Three-star athlete Clifford Chattman from McDonogh 35 in New Orleans decommitted from LSU on Saturday.
He’s the third recruit to decommit in the last week, joining 2016 quarterback Feleipe Franks and 2017 athlete Jacoby Stevens. Uncertainty with Les Miles’ future in Baton Rouge has played a part in all three, but it wasn’t necessarily the major driving force in Chattman’s decision.
Chattman said he hadn’t much contact with the LSU coaches in recent weeks. With legitimate interest coming from other schools, he opted to explore his options more seriously.
Chattman has already taken one official visit to Oklahoma but hasn’t set up any others yet. Chattman, at 6-foot-6, was projected to play either safety or outside linebacker in LSU’s defense.
LSU now has 17 commitments in the 2016 class, previously ranked No. 1 nationally before the recent rush of decommitments. The Tigers still have commitments from safety prospects Cameron Lewis and Eric Monroe, ranked No. 2 nationally at his position.