5-star recruit Rakim Jarrett calls out LSU for treatment of fellow Maryland native Demon Clowney
It’s been an incredible season on and off the field for LSU. The Tigers have already won the 2019 SEC Championship and advanced to their first-ever appearance in the College Football Playoff while Joe Burrow recently captured the second Heisman Trophy in program history.
All that success has also translated to recruiting, as the Tigers currently have a top 5 recruiting class for the 2020 cycle and led to many elite prospects around the nation giving LSU a more serious look than they might have otherwise.
But before LSU had its incredible run, one nationally elite recruit was already on board with the Tigers as Maryland native and five-star receiver Rakim Jarrett committed to Ed Orgeron’s program back in the spring. Despite overtures from Alabama, Tennessee and Maryland, Jarrett remained committed to the Tigers the entire football season.
Then came the Early Signing Period.
Of course, you likely know by now that Jarrett shocked the recruiting world by signing with Maryland during the first day of the Early Signing Period instead of sticking to his commitment with the Tigers. Now that he’s a Terrapin, it would appear Jarrett has turned full heel on the Tiger program.
Check out a recent comment Jarrett had following the decommitment of fellow Maryland recruit Demon Clowney from LSU’s program. Based on Jarrett’s comment, despite holding Clowney’s pledge for months, LSU didn’t have room for the long-time defensive commit come the Early Signing Period:
That’s not likely a comment that’s going to go over well in Baton Rouge. At least Clowney now has several weeks to decide where he will play his college football given that the traditional National Signing Day doesn’t arrive until February.
For whatever reason, this comment, along with some other recent comments Jarrett had for LSU after signing with Maryland, shows that the receiver doesn’t have much respect for the program he was committed to for nearly a year.