The 2019 recruiting cycle is fully underway, but LSU is absorbing a blow to its 2020 class.
McKinnley Jackson, who committed to LSU in late November of last year, has reopened his recruitment.
The 4-star defensive lineman from George County (Miss.) gave a verbal to Ed Orgeron and the Tigers after making a visit to Baton Rouge for LSU’s victory over Texas A&M in the 2017 regular-season finale. Jackson, rated as a top-50 prospect in the 2020 class and the No. 3 defensive tackle, also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Mississippi State and Tennessee, among many others.
Jackson was the lone member of LSU’s 2020 recruiting class and made the decision to commit to Orgeron soon after Dennis Johnson was tabbed as the new defensive line coach. In an interview with SEC Country, Jackson said as long as Orgeron and Johnson were on staff, he would be bound for Baton Rouge.
Jackson has made a handful of visits to other schools in recent weeks as junior days pop up, but remains a prospect to watch for the Tigers. He camped at LSU last June and picked up his offer and has a close relationship with Orgeron. It’s also worth noting that Jackson’s sister will attend LSU in the fall.
Stick with SEC Country for more on Jackson’s de-commitment and what’s next for the Tigers’ 2020 class.