Recruiting: John Ehret LB Donte Starks commits to LSU

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John Ehret’s Donte Starks, the No. 3 inside linebacker nationally in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports, announced his commitment to LSU via Twitter on Thursday night:


The 6-foot-1, 225 pounder is the 19th commitment for the Tigers, adding to a recruiting class that is now ranked third in the nation.

Power programs including Florida State, Auburn, Ole Miss, Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, Oregon, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Louisville were among his suitors but Auburn was thought to be the closest competition.

Starks is the fourth linebacker in the 2019 class and the top ranked at his position in the state.

A violent, downhill tackler, the Under Armour All-American is a prototypical inside linebacker for the Dave Aranda defense.

More good news for the Tigers on the trail come out og Kentwood, where 4 star wide receiver Trey Palmer (6-0, 180) paired his list to a final five including LSU, Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida and Arizona State. LSU is considered the favorite.

Elsewhere, Destrehan quarterback Harold “JR” Blood (6-2, 185) reportedly has decided on Stephen F. Austin. Blood surveys the field well, possesses good overall tools and doesn’t get rattled under pressure. He has a high football IQ.

Blood threw for 1,809 yards with 21 touchdown passes with seven interceptions in 2017. He threw for career-high five touchdown passes against H.L Bourgeois last fall.

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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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