LSU wrapped up a strong 2017 signing class. The Tigers are well on their way to a repeat performance, if not better, for 2018.
The Tigers have seven verbals for 2018 thus far, including six on the defensive side of the ball. Five are 4 star rated players.
A pair of them pledged Thursday
Junior college outside linebacker/defensive end Travez Moore announced Thursday on Twitter that he has committed to LSU.
The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder our of Bastrop High currently plays at Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, MS.
Moore expected to report to LSU next January after his sophomore season at Co-Lin.
A potential fit at either outside linebacker spot in LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s 3-4 alignment, Moore tacked on nearly 20 pounds and grew three inches since graduation from high school.
LSU assistant Dennis Johnson gets the credit for securing a pledge from Moore, who had previous offers from TCU, La. Tech, Arizona State, Florida, Houston, Mississippi State and Charlotte.
Moore originally ended up in the JUCO ranks after considering LSU and TCU out of high school.
Great length, fire off the edge and an explosive first step are part of Moore’s pass rush skills. He has a chiseled body similar to former and current LSU players like Ke Ke Mingo , Danielle Hunter and Arden Key.
Moore can seal the edge against running plays as an every down player.
Defensive tackle Nelson Jenkins out of Plaquemine (6-4, 290) also committed to LSU. He considered offers from SMU, Tulane, Ga. Tech, ULL, Oregon State, UTSA and Kansas. The 3 star talent committed to the Jayhawks on Feb. 6 before changing course. Alabama and Oklahoma have been monitoring Jenkins closely.
Jenkins was a Class 4A All State performer, like his teammate Todd Harris, the defensive back who inked with LSU in the 2017 class, and former Green Devils defensive tackle Davon Godchaux. He modeled his style after Godchaux as well as former LSU All American lineman Glenn Dorsey.
A physical presence who moves very well for his size. Jenkins is strong in the upper body. He uses his hands well. Jenkins can play the nose or 3 tech. He tracks the ball well and collapses the pocket on passing plays.