How LSU’s commitments fared: Week 1

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LSU’s commitments took the field this week as they kicked off the first of many Friday nights under the lights this fall.

The Tigers currently hold 19 commitments in their 2018 recruiting class and seven in their 2019 group. Members of both classes enjoyed memorable performances over the weekend.

SEC Country will provide weekly updates on each LSU commitment, including statistics and highlights.

Here’s what went down Week 1 (Aug. 24-26):

2018 commits

Davin Cotton, 4-star DL

Cotton, Louisiana’s top-ranked defensive lineman in the Class of 2018, made his presence felt. The Evangel Christian (La.) defensive tackle registered 5 tackles and had a sack in the team’s jamboree.

Tae Provens, 3-star ATH

Provens eventually will be a member of the LSU backfield. First, he’ll tote the rock for Madison County (Ala.) High School. During his season opener, the 3-star athlete — who will be used primarily at running back in Baton Rouge — broke loose for an 85-yard touchdown run.

Overall, Provens finished with well over 100 yards on the ground, including the long touchdown run.

Zach Sheffer, 3-star TE

Sheffer, who will transition to H-back at LSU, had 37 yards on 4 catches. Consider this: Sheffer accounted for one-third of Nease (Fla.) High School’s receiving yards, which totaled 93 in the season opener.

Ar’Darius Washington, 3-star DB

Washington saw action on both sides of the ball in the Evangel Christian (La.) Jamboree on Friday night.

As a defensive back — where he’ll play at LSU — Washington recorded 3 tackles, 2 of which were big-time pops. On offense, Washington reeled in 4 receptions for 122 yards and a 75-yard touchdown. He actually accounted for 2 scores, but one was called back.

Ja’Quon Griffin, 3-star DL

In a matchup between Peach State powers, Griffin made the most memorable play of the evening. The underrated 3-star defensive lineman was strip-sacked by one-time LSU commit Adam Anderson. The ball rattled into the arms of Griffin, who raced to the end zone for the touchdown.

Griffin finished off the night with 2 sacks and the 32-yard touchdown return.

More impressive: This all came against the unanimous No. 1 prospect in the country, Justin Fields.

Dare Rosenthal, 4-star DL

Rosenthal is set to play along the defensive line at LSU but took snaps at offensive tackle during Ferriday (La.) High School’s Jamboree on Saturday.

Here’s some footage of the 6-foot-7, 330-pound prospect dominating at the point of attack while carving out running lanes.

2019 commits

Kenyon Jackson, 4-star WR

Jackson, LSU’s lone wide receiver commit in the 2019 class, is bracing for a big season on the varsity level this fall. With his team clinging to a 2-point lead with about 4 minutes to play, Jackson reeled in a 71-yard touchdown reception to seal the victory for Grayson (Ga.) High School.

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