LSU is already off to a terrific start to its 2018 recruiting class and it just keeps getting better, as the Tigers have just landed the verbal commitment of in-state defensive lineman Nelson Jenkins. The Plaquemine, Louisiana native had committed to Kansas just 10 days ago, but the allure of joining the Tigers class must have been too much to overcome.
Nelson announced his decision Thursday via Twitter, becoming the second prospect to commit to LSU Thursday – JUCO defender Travez Moore was the first.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive lineman is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 29 ranked prospect from Louisiana and the No. 43 defensive tackle in the nation, according to 247Sports. Kansas is the only other FBS team to have offered Nelson a scholarship but both Alabama and Oklahoma have shown interest during his recruitment.
To get an idea of how Nelson would fit into the defensive scheme at LSU, check out his highlight reel here:
LSU now has seven commitments lined up in its 2018 recruiting class, which ranks No. 1 in the SEC and No. 5 nationally early in the 2018 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings.