Add another blue-chip prospect to the rapidly growing list of LSU recruits who will be sidelined for the rest of the season.
Davin Cotton, LSU’s 4-star defensive line commitment, is out for the rest of his senior campaign with an undisclosed leg injury. This was first reported by the Shreveport Times and since confirmed by multiple sources to SEC Country.
Cotton, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound lineman, is projected to be a defensive end in the Tigers’ 3-4 front. He committed to LSU during “Boys From The Boot” in February alongside his two Evangel (La.) Academy teammates Micah Baskerville and Ar’Darius Washington. All three are firm in their verbal pledges to LSU.
The injury occurred during Evangel’s season-opening victory against East St. Louis (Mo.) High School. Cotton was sidelined last Friday in the road loss to ranked Allen (Texas) High School. Evangel has a bye week after Friday’s game against Trinity Christian (Texas) Academy was canceled.
Cotton, a top-20 defensive tackle in the Class of 2018 the No. 7-ranked prospect in the state, registered five tackles and a sack in Evangel’s jamboree before suffering the season-ending injury the following week.
Cotton joins a long list of LSU commitments to suffer severe injuries through two weeks of the high school football season thus far. Jaray Jenkins, the 3-star wide receiver pledge from Jena (La.) High School, fractured his tibia and underwent surgery on Monday. Running back commitment Tae Provens sustained a minor ankle injury earlier this month and has sat out of Madison County (Ala.) High School’s last two games.
Also, fellow Shreveport, La.-area prospects and LSU targets Justin Rogers and Terrace Marshall Jr. suffered serious injuries during the first two weeks of the season. Rogers, a TCU quarterback commitment, is out for the season with a torn AL. He underwent surgery on his knee on Monday. Marshall dislocated his ankle and fractured his fibula. The 5-star wide receiver is expected to be sidelined up to eight weeks.
Injuries are seemingly contagious in Northern Louisiana and to an array of LSU commitments. Cotton is the latest to fall into this category.