There has finally been an ending to the Zadock Dinkelmann saga.
Dinkelmann, LSU’s long-tenured quarterback in its 2018 recruiting class, de-committed on Tuesday evening.
The break comes as no surprise after turnover in the Tigers’ coaching staff.
Former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and Texas recruiter Bradley Dale Peveto handled Dinkelmann’s recruitment, and neither are on LSU’s staff anymore.
The 6-foot-4.5, 213-pounder from Somerset (Texas) High had committed to LSU in February 2014 and then attended the team’s prospect camp that July. He last visited in April 2015, but contact between the quarterback and coaching staff had steadily diminished since then.
Dinkelmann had made an unofficial visit to Alabama this fall, but has been more closely connected with former LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson, now the head coach of Texas-San Antonio, a very likely next landing spot for the No. 12-rated pro-style prospect in 2018.
With Matt Canada now on board as the Tigers’ new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, expect LSU to shift its focus to prospects such as 4-star Parkway (La.) dua-threat prospect Justin Rogers, the top-ranked quarterback in Louisiana in 2018.
Even with two quarterback commits in LSU’s 2017 recruiting class, the team expected to bring in two more in 2018.