Five-star wide receiver is on the clock, and TAMU, LSU and Ole Miss are watching


DaMarkus Lodge watched his high school quarterback commit to LSU earlier this week, so the Tigers are a lock to land the five-star WR too, right? Not exactly, Texas A&M and even Ole Miss could have something to say about that.

Lodge and his QB, Justin McMillan, play for national prep powerhouse Cedar Hill H.S. in Texas. McMillan filled LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s QB void earlier this week (Cameron offered him after a strong camp showing). Now, the Tigers would love to land his prep teammate Lodge, but the Aggies are standing in the way. Lodge will announce his choice on June 19.

Want to hear some numbers? Chew on this: Lodge caught 72 passes for 1,255 yards and 25 TDs last year as a junior, and was the MVP in his school’s state championship game. He is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and would fit the Texas A&M offense very well, but then again–his QB is heading to Baton Rouge. The five-star prospect is rated the No. 34 overall prospect and the No. 4 receiver in the nation.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to industry composite ranking.


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  • If Ole Miss does land Lodge, then teams are going to have really be nervous because Ole Miss already has the 2016 #1 WR committed. Plus a slew of other talented WRs that are already committed or at Ole Miss already. If anyone doesn’t think Hugh Freeze and his staff aren’t becoming one of the best recruiters in the country, then they don’t have a clue. Plus Ole Miss is probably going to land 4 star TE Will Gragg to add to it’s passing attack.