Recruiting: Southern California DL Jordan Berry commits to LSU for 2020 class

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LSU received its second commitment for its 2020 football recruiting class from the state of California.

Harbor City’s Jordan Berry announced on Saturday afternoon his pledge via Twitter:

The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle joins the No. 1 overall cornerback for 2020, Elias Ricks, as early class commits for the Tigers. Berry is the third defensive tackle out of 10 commitments in the Tigers’ class so far. He had offers from USC, Oregon State, Florida, Boston College and Georgia. Assistant coaches Bill Busch and Meatball Johnson collaborated on his recruitment.

Berry lines up as a 3 tech or nose tackle. He can impose his will on blockers with a good thump following the snap and a great first step. He also uses his hands well occupies space, at times appearing unblockable.

More commitments could come during the week as LSU hosts its annual Junior Day with dozens of recruits in attendance. Here are potential targets:

Jacobian Guillory (6-2, 331), defensive tackle out of Alexandria Senior High, is a key in-state raget. Despite already having three defensive tackles committed, LSU coach Ed Orgeron vowed to “get bigger” up front. The 4 star is a SEC caliber lineman who has LSU and Alabama as his current top two.

Guillory’s high school teammate, safety Bud Clark (6-1, 170), is a 3 star recruit who has LSU as his favorite.

Defensive tackle Branard Wright (6-3, 295) out of Dallas is a 4 star target with LSU as his leader, with Alabama, Auburn, Baylor and Clemson trailing.

Running back Ashaad Clayton (6-0, 200) out of Warren Easton favors the Tigers, but the 4 star talent also likes what he’s seen at Georgia.

Offensive tackle Brady Ward (6-7, 315), a 3 star out of Molbile, has LSU, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Auburn at top of his list.

The top running back in the nation, 5 star Zachary Evans (6-0, 213) from Houston, is also on campus this weekend. His top six include LSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau


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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