LSU’s commitments took the field this weekend as Friday night under the lights continued.
The Tigers hold 18 commitments in their 2018 recruiting class and seven in their 2019 group. Members of both classes enjoyed memorable performances.
SEC Country will provide weekly updates on each LSU commitment, including statistics and highlights.
Here’s what went down during Week 12 — the second week of the playoffs (Nov. 17):
Dare Rosenthal, 4-star DL: Rosenthal racked up 5 tackles, including 3 for loss. His interception in the final minutes of the contest helped to seal the 46-28 win for Ferriday (La.) in the second round of the playoffs. Of course, Rosenthal also saw action at left tackle for Ferriday.
Dantrieze Scott, 3-star ATH: A force off the edge, Scott made his presence felt on defense in Ferriday’s runaway victory in the second-round of the Class 3A playoffs. The stand-up outside linebacker recorded 10 tackles, including 3 for loss. Scott also notched 1 sack, deflected 3 passes and managed to put 5 big hits on the quarterback. Scott also pulled in an interception at the end of the first quarter. Offensively, he delivered a pancake block, paving the way for Ferriday’s rushing touchdown in addition to 2 receptions for 18 yards.
Micah Baskerville, 3-star LB: In his first taste of the 2017 playoffs, Baskerville broke loose for a team-high 10 tackles in Shreveport Evangel’s playoff victory against Archbishop Rummel on Friday night. One of Baskerville’s hits was a de-cleater and caused a stir throughout the state as arguably the hit of the year.
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Ja’Quon Griffin, 3-star DE: Griffin saw action in only two quarters of play in Rome (Ga.) High School’s second-round rout, but the explosive defensive lineman made it count. Griffin racked up 4 total tackles, include 3 for loss in the 56-0 blowout win.
Odds and ends
- Davin Cotton, the state’s top-ranked defensive lineman and LSU commitment, is expected to miss the entire season due to an undisclosed leg injury suffered earlier in the season.
- Jaray Jenkins, a 3-star WR commitment, sustained a fractured tibia in September in Jena (La.) High’s season opener. The good news for Tigers’ fans is with Jena’s season over, Jenkins’ next meaningful game should be in an LSU uniform.
- Nelson Jenkins, a 3-star defensive lineman, is out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Jenkins has battled hand and lower-body injuries dating back to the spring.