It wasn’t that long ago LSU was able to celebrate the fact the program’s 2020 recruiting class ranked as the nation’s top class. However, that is no longer the case after Baton Rouge native Jaquelin Roy decommitted from the class and now Memphis native Darin Turner has joined him.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Turner is potentially a big loss for the Tigers class as Memphis Central product currently ranks as the nation’s No. 81 overall prospect and the No. 18 receiver for 2020. Interestingly enough, Turner visited Arkansas last weekend, which may have led to him to back away from his LSU pledge.
In addition to scholarship offers from Arkansas and LSU, Alabama, Tennessee and Miami are among the schools that have offered Turner a scholarship. Turner originally committed to LSU in March of 2018.
On Thursday, he announced via social media his decision to open his recruitment back up:
“I would like to take a moment to thank the amazing staff and recruiting team of LSU for expressing their interest in me as a football player, however at this time I am withdrawing my verbal commitment to attend LSU. I have decided to keep my options open and explore all opportunities from recruiting colleges.”
Following this news, LSU is down to nine commitments in the 2020 recruiting cycle.