Hours after announcing his de-commitment from LSU, East St. John receiver Da’Monte Coxie said he had changed his mind and has returned as a commitment to LSU, but he will not sign a national letter of intent with the Tigers on Wednesday.
Coxie, a three-star receiver known to be an academic risk, posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon announcing that he was pulling his verbal pledge from LSU. He told The Advocate on Tuesday night that he had re-committed to the Tigers.
Coxie wasn’t clear on when he’d sign with LSU. He has not received a national letter of intent from the program.
Coxie said his grades are an issue but that he’s spoken to LSU coaches about it.
“I’m committed to them and they’re committed to me,” he said. “I know what I have to do to get there so I’m ready to focus on my grades.”
Coxie took an official visit last weekend to Texas-San Antonio, where former LSU running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson is now head coach. Wilson left the Tigers for that job three weeks ago.
Coxie is a three-star prospect ranked as the 92nd receiver in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports.com. Coxie committed to LSU on July 25. He is the lowest-ranked of the Tigers’ four receivers in the current class.
2016 LSU Commits
- Rashard Lawrence, DT, 6-3, 305, Monroe (Neville)
- Edwin Alexander, DT, 6-2, 310, Hammond (St. Thomas Aquinas)
- Willie Allen, T, 6-7, 300, New Orleans (John Curtis)
- x-Dee Anderson, WR, 6-4, 177, Mesquite, Texas (West Mesquite)
- Andre Anthony, DE, 6-3, 215, New Orleans (Edna Karr)
- Donavaughn Campbell, G, 6-4, 345, Ponchatoula (Ponchatoula)
- Connor Culp, K, 5-10, 180, Phoenix (Desert Vista)
- Drake Davis, WR, 6-4, 215, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)
- x-Michael Divinity, LB, 6-2, 218, Marrero (John Ehret)
- Erick Fowler, LB, 6-1, 230, Manor, Texas (Manor)
- Cameron Lewis, S, 6-1, 190, Monroe (Wossman)
- Glen Logan, DT, 6-4, 290, Destrehan (Destrehan)
- Eric Monroe, S, 6-0, 180, Houston (North Shore)
- Jamal Pettigrew, TE, 6-6, 225, New Orleans (St. Augustine)
- Caleb Roddy, DE, 6-5, 250, Denham Springs (Denham Springs)
- Jakori Savage, T, 6-6, 300, Bay Minette, Ala. (Baldwin County)
- x-Saivion Smith, CB, 6-1, 175, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)
- x-Stephen Sullivan, WR, 6-5, 230, Donaldsonville (Donaldsonville)
- Rahssan Thornton, LB, 6-4, 220, Killeen, Texas (Shoemaker)
- Andraez Williams, CB, 6-2, 165, Shreveport (Calvary Baptist)
- x-Devin White, ATH, 6-0, 255, Springhill (North Webster)
- Da’Monte Coxie, WR, 6-3, 175, Reserve (East St. John)^
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2016 LSU Targets
- OT Scott Lashley, West Point (Mississippi): Committed to Alabama on Tuesday.
- DT D’Andre Christmas-Giles, St. Aug: 10 p.m. Tuesday
- CB Trayvon Mullen, Coconut Creek (Florida): 8 a.m. Wednesday (ESPNU)
- S Deontay Anderson, Manvel (Texas): 9 a.m. Wednesday (ESPNU)
- DB Kristian Fulton, Rummel: announcing at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday
- DE Sci Martin, McDonogh 35: N/A
- Gator-turned-Tiger: DB Saivion Smith one of the headliners of LSU’s top-ranked 2016 recruiting class