LSU’s commitments took the field this weekend as Friday nights under the lights continued.
The Tigers hold 19 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 6 (Sept. 28-Sept. 30):
Kelvin Joseph, 4-star DB
LSU’s highest-rated commit turned in yet another dominating performance as he thrives at safety and as a special teams ace.
Joseph managed 10.5 tackles — which is close to his weekly average — as well as two forced fumbles and another interception. The 4-star defensive back is also Scotlandville’s primary return specialist, but this week teams kicked away from Joseph.
Damone Clark, 4-star LB
Clark was a force as he continues to get comfortable in his new role as Southern Lab’s starting linebacker. The 4-star prospect led the way with seven tackles, including 5 for loss, in addition to a quarterback hurry.
Dare Rosenthal, 4-star DL
LSU’s defensive line commit continued to wreak havoc in the backfield. Rosenthal picked up yet another sack to go along with four tackles for Ferriday High. He also took snaps at offensive tackle.
Chasen Hines, 4-star OL
Hines has been putting his stamp on both sides of the ball recently for Marshall, which earned him a second offer — this time on defense — from the Longhorns.
The 4-star LSU interior lineman pledge recorded four knockdowns on offense this week. He also registered three tackles at defensive tackle. At 6-foot-3 and 350 pounds, Hines has flashed the potential to be a force at either position.
Micah Baskerville, 3-star LB
As the centerpiece of a banged up Evangel defense, Baskerville came through. The highly touted middle linebacker amassed nine tackles in a convincing 31-3 victory.
Dantrieze Scott, 3-star DE/OLB
Scott recorded four tackles for loss and recovered a fumble for Ferriday High for the second consecutive game.
Chris Curry, 3-star RB
Playing through a minor ankle injury, Curry managed 46 rushing yards on 10 carries. Curry has battled through an ankle injury for much of the season and camped at LSU a few months after a procedure on it.
Ja’Quon Griffin, 3-star DL
LSU’s defensive line pledge from the Peach State turned in yet another solid performance. Griffin racked up four tackles, including a tackle for loss for Rome High School.
Odds and ends
- Ar’Darius Washington, a 3-star defensive back commitment, sat out of Evangel’s Friday night contest with a minor wrist injury. Washington may return to action as early as next week.
- 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.
- Tae Provens, the Tigers’ 3-star running back pledge from Alabama, sat out a fourth consecutive week as he nurses a minor ankle injury.
Maurice Hampton, 4-star DB
LSU’s defensive back pledge again put on a show on the offensive side of the ball. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider his 4-star defensive back status and label him as a 4-star athlete.
Hampton had 6 catches for 159 yards and three touchdowns of 25, 39 and 37 yards. Defensively, he recorded a pass breakup and recovered a fumble.
Tyrion Davis, 4-star RB
Davis is enjoying a breakout junior campaign, which reached even new heights on Friday. The 4-star tailback again eclipsed the century mark rushing and found the end zone three times. Davis punched in touchdown runs from 75, 10 and 3 yards for Southern Lab.
Overall, Davis amassed about 160 yards on the ground in the effort.
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