How LSU’s commitments fared: Week 2

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LSU’s commitments took the field this weekend as Friday nights under the lights continued.

The Tigers currently 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 Week 2 (Aug. 31-Sept. 2):

2018 commits

Kelvin Joseph, 4-star DB

Joseph is consistently a big play waiting to happen. His timing couldn’t have been better in Scotlandville (La.) High School’s season opener.

LSU’s longest-tenured commitment picked off a pass in the fourth quarter. His interception helped put an end to McKinley’s late scoring opportunity and helped seal a Week 1 victory. He also added plenty of highlight reel-worthy pops along the way. That’s Joseph donning No. 1.

Jarell Cherry, 4-star DE/OLB

Cherry was in his opponent’s backfield during Dallas (Texas) Carter High School’s season opener on Thursday. The 4-star edge rusher notched 2 sacks in addition to several more tackles for loss.

Damone Clark, 4-star LB

Clark was an impact player in all three phases in Southern University Lab’s (La.) season opener Thursday against Riverside Academy. Clark led his team in tackles.

Clark also had a pair of receptions playing tight end and was a highly-effective blocker on special teams.

Chris Curry, 3-star RB

LSU’s running back commitment finally saw action after weather derailed Lehigh’s (Fla.) season opener last weekend. Curry took full advantage despite facing a loaded box on defense.

Curry racked up 151 yards on 16 carries, including a 65-yard touchdown scamper late in the fourth quarter.

Kenan Jones, 4-star WR

Jones is a big play waiting to happen, so it’s no wonder his offensive-minded coach finds ways to get Jones involved in both the running and passing game.

Jones, one of LSU’s two wide receiver commitments, had 8 touches for a total of 167 yards. He found the end zone twice — on touchdowns of 59 and 29 yards.

Tae Provens, 3-star ATH

Provens had a monster Week 1 performance and was in the process of continuing that trend this past Friday night. The talented Alabama athlete had a 6-yard touchdown, but left the game soon after with a right-ankle injury and did not return. Provens told SEC Country that he’s feeling well and that the injury is nothing serious.

Ja’Quon Griffin, 3-star DL

In Rome (Ga.) High School’s season opener, Griffin was a man on a mission as he strip-sacked the nation’s No. 1 prospect, Justin Fields, in a big-time matchup. That was not the case Week 2.

Griffin and the Rome starters played just one quarterback in a lopsided victory. In limited action, Griffin registered a pair of tackles.

Dantrieze Scott, 3-star DE/OLB

Scott will rush the quarterback when he arrives in Baton Rouge, but at Ferriday (La.) High School, the “athlete” label sticks.

As a tight end, Scott had a breakout performance. He had 3 catches for 86 yards, including a pair of touchdowns (19 and 11 yards).

2019 commits

Tyrion Davis, 4-star RB

Making his 2017 season debut, Davis amassed 72 yards on only nine carries. That’s good for 8 yards per touch. He also took a 47-yard screen pass all the way down to the goal line, though Southern Lab (La.) was unable to capitalize.

Davis had a couple of shaky moments, including a pair of fumbles in the season-opening loss. However, his team had only one day of practice in the past two weeks since their head coach resigned.

Maurice Hampton, 4-star DB

The prized defensive back pledge in LSU’s 2019 recruiting class had an action-packed first quarterback. Hampton had three catches for 104 yards before the defense moved three players to try and slow down the 4-star prospect.Forced fumble

Defensively, the versatile corner forced a fumble. Two passes were attempted to his side of the ball, though Hampton did not allow a completion on the night.

Kenyon Jackson, 4-star WR

Jackson was one of the bright spots in Grayson (Ga.) High School’s defensive tilt. The 4-star wide receiver reeled in a team-high five receptions for 110 yards.

Jackson, who is just two weeks into a starting role for the Georgia powerhouse, has 181 yards and a touchdown through two games in his junior campaign.

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