LSU Recruiting Update: Ehret’s Patrick Jenkins decommits as focus shifts to offensive line and running backs

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John Ehret defensive tackle Patrick Jenkins had pulled back his commitment to LSU which he made back in June.

The 6-foot-2, 285 pounder holds offers from TCU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tulane, ULL, LA Tech, Arizona, Memphis and UTSA. Rated among the top 10 defensive tackles in the 2020 class, he shows a great resemblance to Drake Nevis, another former John Ehret and LSU standout.

The Tigers still have verbals at the defensive tackle spot from University High’s Jaquelin Roy and three other defensive tackle prospects – Eric Taylor (4 star from Trussville, Alabama), Cam Ron Jackson (3 star from Haynesville) and Jordan Berry (3 star from Harbor City, California). LSU is also in pursuit of Alexandria Senior High’s Jacobian Guillory.

LSU now has 22 commitments for the upcoming signing class with intentions to add a running back and at least one other offensive lineman.

Marcus Dumervil (6-5, 305) from Fort Lauderdale, Fla is a focus of LSU’s attention for an offensive lineman. The Tigers, who are battling Oklahoma, Florida and Louisville for Dumervil, would love to have Patrick Jenkins if he reverses his field again but there soon may not be room at the inn.

The coaching staff have focused their attention on several running backs including the following:

-Zachary Evans (6-0, 195), the nation’s top rated running back out of Houston, has LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M among his top four.
-Davon Hubbard (6-0, 195) from Surprise, Arizona decommitted from Ohio State in February. LSU, Purdue and Tennessee look to be his current top three.
-Lamy Constant (6-0, 186) from Brooklyn, NY is a recruit the Tigers offered in May ’18. His top three includes LSU, West Virginia and Michigan State.
-Kevontre Bradford (5-11, 193) from Lancaster, Texas has a trip planned to Ohio State for Oct. 4th. The Buckeyes join LSU, USC, Wisconsin and Nebraska in his top five.
-Ashaad Johnson (5-11, 190) out of Warren Easton is still in their sights.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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