News is still trickling in from the star-studded official visit weekend in Baton Rouge, as far as 2017 prospects are concerned, but the 2018 class already received a tremendous boost when stud Baton Rouge Lab LB prospect Damone Clark gave his pledge:
Clark recently participated in the Army All-American bowl combine in San Antonio and received high marks for his performance, even being named to the All-Combine Team. Clark is the type of big, rangy LB that should thrive in Aranda’s defense. Though only ranked a 3-star at the moment, I expect his stock to rise significantly after his impressive performance in San Antonio. Other evaluators described him as the “best player in his position group” that week.
Clark joins 5-star DB Kelvin Joseph, 4-star safety Caden Sterns, and 4-star safety Nadab Joseph as commitments in the 2018 signing class. LSU’s class is now ranked 7th nationally in the way too early 2018 team recruiting rankings.
This may also prove to be good news on the Chris Allen front. If you remember, Allen was scheduled to take his official visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend, but re-scheduled to instead take in Baton Rouge. Reportedly, Allen and Clark are good friends:
Whether or not this plays any factor in Allen’s decision is unknown and, in my opinion, unlikely, but it surely can’t hurt anything.
Most of the 2017 news won’t transpire until closer to National Signing Day, but landing a stud LB, a position we’ve struggled to recruit for, oh, the past decade, this early, is a great piece to the 2018 haul.