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Recruiting: Crucial Defensive Line Target Announces Decision Date

Baton Rouge’s Jaquelin Roy will announce his college choice on July 26.


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.

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.