LSU’s commitments took the field this weekend as Friday nights under the lights continued.
The Tigers hold 18 commitments in their 2018 recruiting class and six 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 9 (Oct. 19 – Oct.. 21):
Chasen Hines, 4-star DL: Hines, who splits his time between right guard and defensive tackle for Marshall (Texas) High, saw increased action on the defensive front this week. Hines recorded 5 tackles, including 3 in the backfield. At offensive guard, he accounted for four pancakes, including blocks that sprung his running back for two 50-yard touchdown runs.
Dare Rosenthal, 4-star DL: Through three quarters, Rosenthal racked up 7 tackles, including 2 for loss, and recorded two sacks for Ferriday (La.) High. He also split his time playing offensive tackle before the game got out of hand and the big LSU commit watched from the sidelines.
Chris Curry, 3-star RB: Coming off a season-best 189 yards and 3 touchdowns a week ago, Curry continued where he left off and found the end zone twice for Lehigh Acres (Fla.) High.
Tae Provens, 3-star RB: Provens accounted for 59 yards on 8 touches.
Ar’Darius Washington, 3-star DB: Washington was a Swiss Army knife and a catalyst in Evangel (La.) Academy’s 75-0 win. The 3-star defensive back made his presence felt on offense, carrying the ball 9 times for 99 yards and 2 touchdowns. At safety, Washington recorded 7 tackles and returned an interception 59 yards for a score. That’s three touchdowns on the night for the versatile defender.
By the way, that’s the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Washington throwing down a dunk after his touchdown run.
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Cameron Wire, 3-star OT: LSU’s lone offensive tackle pledge was in his own element on Friday. Wire accounted for 12 pancake blocks while also dominating as a run blocker and protecting his quarterback.
Micah Baskerville, 3-star LB: The quarterback of the Evangel (La.) Academy defense, Baskerville recorded 8 tackles from his middle linebacker spot in the shutout victory Friday night.
Dantrieze Scott, 3-star ATH: Ferriday (La.) High’s versatile pass rusher/tight end reeled in 3 receptions for 114 yards, including 2 touchdowns — and in doing so, accounted for about a quarter of the team’s 422 yards of total offense.
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.
- Jaray Jenkins, a 3-star WR commitment, is expected to miss an extended period after sustaining a fractured tibia earlier this month in Jena (La.) High’s opener. Jenkins underwent surgery on Sept. 11.
- 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.
- Tyrion Davis, LSU’s 4-star 2019 running back commit, sat out on Friday with a bruised thigh. Davis could have played, but the coaching staff wanted him to be 100-percent heading into the final stretch of the season. Davis is expected back in the lineup next week for Southern Lab.
- Kenan Jones, the Tigers’ top wide receiver commit, sat out Friday’s game and will likely be sidelined the remainder of the regular season as he deals with a high ankle sprain. He first suffered the injury back in September. Jones is expected to return to the field for Berwick (La.) in time for the playoffs.
Maurice Hampton, 4-star DB: In two quarters of action, Hampton managed 70 yards on offense, including a touchdown. Defensively, the 4-star cornerback recorded a handful of pass breakups before watching the second half from the sidelines.