For the second straight day, LSU’s football camp, which concluded Tuesday, produced some more good news for its current nationally ranked recruiting class.
A day after receiving a commitment from defensive end Caleb Roddy of Denham Springs, the Tigers added another pledge, this time stepping outside of their state’s border to land 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive tackle Jakori Savage from Bay Minette, Alabama, Baldwin County.
“So proud of Jakori and his decision to commit to LSU,” Baldwin County football coach Nathan McDaniel told Al.com. “This is an offer that he said he wanted from the very beginning of the process. We are extremely excited about Jakori’s future as well as the rest of our kids.”
The commitment from Savage, whose three-star rating from Rivals.com was the highest among the national recruiting services, increased LSU’s commitment total to 13. It’s the second pledge from an offensive lineman joining Ponchatoula’s Donavaughn Campbell and third from an out-of-state prospect.
“I’ve told every college coach that comes through here that if Jakori ends up in the right spot, he will be a draft pick in five years,” McDaniel said. “He is probably a five-year player in college.”
Savage entered LSU’s camp with approximately 15 scholarship offers, his coach said. South Carolina and Kentucky were among those that offered along with Southern Mississippi, Tulane and Troy.
McDaniel also said Savage, who has a 3.37 core GPA, participated in Alabama’s camp last week and spent a day at Auburn’s camp Sunday before heading to LSU, where he worked out Tuesday. He’s scheduled to attend subsequent camps this week at South Carolina and Kentucky.
“Before he plays in the SEC, he needs to put on a little weight,” McDaniel said. “A lot of college want to see him at 315 or 320. So I would guess he would redshirt that first year in order to get bigger, but he has everything it takes to be a great player.”