Recruiting: 5 star wide receiver Rakim Jarrett commits to LSU

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With their most recent verbal addition, LSU has taken the top spot in the nation in the 2020 recruiting class rankings.

Wide receiver Rakim Jarrett informed the Tigers’ staff today that he is on board for the ’20 class. The 6-foot, 190 pounder with 4.45 speed had listed his top six schools at the end of the ’18 campaign as LSU, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State and Florida. More recently, he changed his options to LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Ole Miss, visiting Alabama, Ole Miss and Tennessee recently.

Jarrett also had offers from Auburn, West Va., Florida State, Miami, Arizona, Boston College, Clemson, Indiana, Virginia, Michigan State, Penn State, Nebraska, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh and Va. Tech.

As a junior, Jarrett had 36 catches for 782 yards with 11 touchdowns. In 2017, he managed 43 grabs, 515 yards with 5 scores.

Skilled enough to play in the slot or split out wide, Jarrett possesses superb hand and the ability to, accelerate rapidly out of cuts. He is already a good route runner who gains great separation out of cuts. As expected from such a high-profile recruit, Jarrett makes big plays in big moments, but he also appears fearless in crossing routes when the dirty work is needed.

His decision gives the Tigers 13 total commitments including three receivers for 2020.

Meanwhile, the other 5 star pledge for the Tigers so far in this class, cornerback Elias Ricks, is transferring from Mater Dei High School.  His goal is to take Junior College classes with the plan to enroll early at LSU. Ricks skipped all the recent 7- on-7 events in this offseason to focus on this process. He is on track to graduate in three years.

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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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