Jarell Cherry was among the first commitments to secure a spot in LSU’s 2018 recruiting class, giving his verbal in the spring during an unofficial visit. Since then, he has been solid to the Tigers, coach Ed Orgeron and newly minted defensive line coach Dennis Johnson, not making any visits to other schools after locking up his path to Baton Rouge. He is fully expected to sign during the early signing period.
- Orgeron was personally recruiting Cherry early on in his recruitment.
- He committed after making an unofficial visit one week after national junior day. It was a more exclusive visit for the Dallas pass rusher, leading to his decision.
- Cherry has returned for a handful of unofficial visits in the offseason and an official visit for the Auburn game. The 4-star prospect has not made a visit anywhere else since March.
Cherry is a top 200 prospect and the No. 12-ranked weakside defensive end nationally. At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, LSU likes the Texas native as a B-linebacker in the same mold as Arden Key and K’Lavon Chaisson. Cherry is currently the top-ranked prospect overall in the Tigers’ 2018 class.