NEW ORLEANS — Class of 2018 wide receiver Devonta Jason committed to LSU Wednesday night.
Jason, a 4-star prospect at Landry-Walker (La.), is rated the No. 4 player in that recruiting class and second among wide receivers.
“(It took) a lot of thinking overall, but it didn’t take much for my decision,” Jason said. “Because LSU was always my dream school.”
Jason always craved wearing purple and gold.
“Since I started playing football, I played for a team called cut-off Warriors that wore purple and gold,” he said. “Going into high school, I was (considering) Edna Karr, who also wore purple and gold, and watched LSU, my hometown team, who also wore purple and gold, and said it would be good if I could stay in this purple and gold.”
Jason does not hold any other offers — at the moment — but felt he was ready to commit as a sophomore.
“I felt I held back long enough from my dream school,” Jason said. “I felt that it was time.”
Jason added that he plans to make a trip up to Baton Rouge to visit LSU sometime in the next month. He said running backs coach Frank Wilson was instrumental in his recruitment.