Talented five-star safety Jacoby Mathews announced Friday that he is decommitting from LSU and has reopened his recruitment.

The Ponchatoula, LA native originally gave his verbal pledge to Tigers back in November of 2020, picking LSU over schools like Alabama, Georiga, Mississippi State, Texas, Oklahoma, and Michigan State.


For more info on Mathews, visit his profile page on our 2022 Recruiting Tracker.

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Why we all let some high school kid hold us hostage with his commitment is disgusting
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With NIL these recruiting commitments mean nothing anymore. Who can pay the most will be the schools that get them. Buy the best players. It is completely where college sports are going.
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This kid never seemed like a firm commitment. There was much talk about him not sticking from the start and I will leave it at that. It’s better than having him switch on signing day. Adios.
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What a effen pussy cat!!
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A High School Junior will refer you to his Agent……coming soon to a recruit near you
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No Respeck earned Zero Respect given!
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TNoon
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this is why i will no longer watch college ball. this is dumb. see you on the river fishing.
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Welp, better than gaining a DB and losing an OT...so there's that.
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You got to earn respect. You’re losing trust too.
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"The Man Above" says to honor your commitment and to not make promises you won't keep. Hypocrites have too much power.
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Lack of want, character, and competition.
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Bama lock
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That’s a gone Tiger.
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You have to earn respect...and wishy washy types are not worthy of respect. Be a man and own up to your word or don't give it so easily.
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NIL has reared its ugly head. Highest bidder, talk to me.
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Lacking of chest
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Thanks to NIL it is now 'ALL ABOUT da MONEY'! This can work both ways for LSU #GEAUXLSUNIL
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It will work both ways for everybody. Wait until a recruit takes money and changes his mind or leaves a school after he takes money before he ever plays. Getting a kid on Campus really means almost nothing anymore. Say a kid goes to school ‘A’ and isn’t a local kid and is not happy with his playing time etc. He can be continually recruited and leave. Therefore, a team’s depth is always under attack. This “free agency” is actually more of a threat than paying these kids.
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“Respect it”. No thank you. I respect the players who honor their commitment.
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Do you feel that way about players who flip to LSU?
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Absolutely. Keep your word and you have my reapect
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I'm really concerned that all of this NIL stuff is going to honestly ruin my desire to watch college athletics. The fact that they are amateur athletes was the huge appeal to me. I hope I'm wrong but it doesn't look good.
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blzr
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They were getting paid already idiot
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agree, i'm done. sport is now ruined.
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He’s gonna be advertising Mercedes for Daddy Saban’s dealerships.
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I don’t count “commitments” until they have been suspended from the team
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