Recruiting: Former LSU commitment CamRon Jackson of Haynesville to sign with Memphis

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The recruiting saga of defensive tackle CamRon Jackson from Haynesville has finally reached a conclusion.

The 6’5 1/2″, 271 pounder has decided to sign with Memphis in their 2020 class.

After committing to LSU in December 2018, Jackson did not officially sign with the Tigers on either the early signing period or National Signing Day in February. The LSU staff had been holding a spot open for him in either the ’20 class or as a late qualifier in the 2021 class. Academic concerns kept Jackson available for so long.

Memphis had plenty of room to add Jackson since he becomes only they 20th member of their signing class which includes 19 signees and one graduate transfer.

Others with Louisiana ties who are included in the Memphis 2020 class are St. Augustine wide receiver Khi Mathieu, Zachary quarterback Keilon Brown and ex-Holy Cross tight end Rhett Weidenbacher, who joins the AAC’s Tigers from Butler Community College.

It is unknown what the academic status of Jackson is currently so his eligibility for the upcoming season remains a mystery. Although he is listed as a defensive tackle, LSU considered flipping him to offensive tackle.

Meanwhile on the 2021 recruiting front, offensive tackle Garrett Dellinger is scheduled to make his decision June 24. The 6-6, 280-pound product of Clarkston, Michigan has named LSU among his final four schools along with Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State. He has the ability to play tackle or guard.

Dellinger plays with great reach and has impressive athletic skills. He is a knee bender who possesses the ability and drive to excel. Dellinger is advanced enough, with the natural maturation process, to press for playing time as a true freshman.

LSU offensive line coach James Cregg has been handling recruiting responsibilities with Dellinger.

If the four-star Dellinger pulls the trigger in favor of the Tigers, other dominoes could begin to fall and bring both attention and commitments to LSU for 2021.

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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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