LSU commit on team’s recent woes: “They’re going to bounce back”
MARRERO, La. — LSU may be faltering late in the season, but linebacker commit Michael Divinity hasn’t lost faith.
Divinity, a 4-star linebacker and the fifth-rated prospect in Louisiana, remains solid on his commitment to LSU despite the Tigers dropping back-to-back games to Alabama and Arkansas.
In fact, he maintains the utmost confidence that LSU is bound for a rebound.
“Everyone has their games, and in those (last) two games, Alabama came out on top and Arkansas came out on top,” Divinity said Wednesday after receiving his Under Armour All-American jersey. “LSU is going to bounce back. I promise you that. They’re going to bounce back.”
Divinity pledged to LSU early last month over the likes of Texas A&M, Arkansas, UGA, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Among the reasons why the John Ehret High School standout remains intrigued by LSU is his opportunity for early playing time.
Divinity will graduate in December and plans to enroll early at LSU, which he hopes translates into early playing time.
“There’s definitely an opportunity there,” Divinity said. “From talking to (defensive coordinator) coach (Kevin) Steele and (defensive line) coach (Ed) Orgeron, I can’t wait. I’m going to graduate early and get a great start for spring ball and hope I can start as a true freshman.”
Since committing, Divinity said Texas A&M has continued to make a push for the linebacker.
Aggies defensive coordinator John Chavis, who held the same position at LSU from 2009 to 2014, and secondary coach Terry Joseph have spoken to Divinity about committing to A&M, and also bringing along teammate De’Jon Harris.
Divinity said he hasn’t decided if he’ll visit Texas A&M.
“I’m still committed to LSU at heart,” he said. “I’m solid right now. Texas A&M is talking to me, trying to get me to switch over. Right now, (Harris) is committed to Arkansas, and whatever he chooses, I support him because he’s my family.”
As for Divinity’s own interest in A&M, he said: “Right now, I don’t know. But time will tell.”
Divinity will make an official visit to Colorado along with his teammates Harris and Caron Baham, a Missouri commit.
Divinity is rated as the No. 4 outside linebacker in the nation.