Linebacker prospect Kain Daub made a switch of high schools at midseason, moving from Ponte Vedra Beach (Fla.) Nease (Tim Tebow’s alma mater) to Jacksonville Sandalwood.
Now he’s making a similar move in terms of his commitment.
Several recruiting services reported Tuesday that Daub (6-foot-3, 227 pounds) decommitted from LSU to reopen his recruiting process.
The Tigers are still in it with Daub, rated by 24/7 Sports as the nation’s No. 7 prospect for 2014 and its top linebacker prospect overall.
But LSU will now have to fight it out with a number of top-level BCS programs, including Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State and USC.
Daub’s decision was not totally unexpected considering the hasty nature of his commitment.
He pledged to the Tigers shortly after attending a camp at LSU in mid-July, much to the surprise of many recruiting experts.
LSU still has two commitments for 2014: athlete Devin Voohries (6-1, 185) of Woodville (Miss.) Wilkinson County and cornerback Chris Hardeman (5-9, 180) of Houston Alief Taylor.
The Tigers have 23 commitments for their Class of 2013 and hope to add another Thursday with a pledge from Hope Mills (N.C.) Southview defensive tackle Greg Gilmore (6-4, 285).
LSU, Florida and Oklahoma are his finalists, but he’s expected to chose between the Tigers and Gators when he announces live on ESPNU.
Gilmore and his parents were in Baton Rouge for an official visit for the Alabama game, his final official before committing and a trip that was considered essential to the Tigers’ chances.
Meanwhile one of LSU’s previous pledges, quarterback Hayden Rettig (6-3, 205) of Los Angeles Cathedral, has publicly reaffirmed his commitment after making his official visit to LSU last weekend.
UCLA reportedly has been pressing Rettig to stay at home, but the four-star prosect, ranked No. 210 on the ESPN 300, said he is sticking with the Tigers.