LSU’s recruiting momentum continued into Monday evening.
The Tigers extended an offer and secured a commitment from in-state wide receiver Jaray Jenkins.
Jenkins, a 3-star recruit from Jena (La.) High School in Northern Louisiana, measures up at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds. He is ranked at the No. 16 overall prospect in the state for the 2018 recruiting class, per the 247Sports composite rankings.
The underrated in-state wide receiver made an unofficial visit to campus on Monday to meet with the LSU coaching staff. Jenkins spent time with both head coach Ed Orgeron and new wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph.
The LSU offer was Jenkins’ 10th overall, following the likes of in-state schools such as Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe, as well as Mississippi State, Memphis and Kansas.
The addition of Jenkins in the Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class pushes the total numbers of pledges up to 11. He is not only the first wide receiver to commit to LSU but the first commit on the offensive side of the ball.
Entering the day, LSU held the No. 4 recruiting class in the country and tops in the SEC. The commitment of Jenkins, the No. 68 wide receiver in the country, only bolstered its position.