One of the crucial remaining pieces of LSU’s 2020 recruiting efforts has announced his commitment date. Baton Rouge defensive lineman Jaquelin Roy, the No. 2 player in the state of Louisiana and the 56th overall prospect in the country, per the 247 Sports Composite, will choose among LSU, Alabama and Texas A&M on Friday, July 26, at a party with friends and family.
Save the date ! I want everyone to come and have a good time pic.twitter.com/cdiBOJNd4c— Jaquelin roy (@d1roy1000) July 8, 2019
Roy had been previously committed to LSU but opened himself back up earlier this year. He has since visited A&M officially and has stated publicly that he does plan to visit both LSU and Alabama. Although as a student at University High on LSU’s campus, he’s been a mainstay in LSU football offices this summer, both for workouts and to visit coaches and friends on the team.
Roy also recently sat down with Jordy Culotta and T-Bob Hebert on ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge for a very illuminating interview, in which he discussed his relationship with other members of the 2020 recruiting class, what he’s looking for in a program and the pressure to stay at home.
Overall, things seem to be trending well for the home team (personally, I wouldn’t plan a very public commitment party in this town if I were planning on a decision that would piss a lot of people off), and sources at LSU have felt good about Roy for a while. But this is recruiting, so anything can happen. Plus, given how Roy has shot up the charts in the evaluation process and the premium that big-time defensive linemen are at in college football, this recruitment will almost certainly continue to go down to the wire regardless of the school he picks on the 26th.