LSU lost a commitment from talented four-star 2020 defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson this week.

There were rumbling on Wednesday that Jackson had reopened his recruitment and he confirmed the news with a Twitter announcement on Thursday.

Jackson, a 6-2, 280-pound prospect from Lucedale, MS (George County HS) originally gave his commitment to Ed Orgeron while visiting campus for the Texas A&M game this past season. His departure means that LSU does not have any verbal commitments for the class of 2020, for now.

Jackson is rated the No. 3 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 1 overall player from Mississippi, according to 247Sports' 2020 rankings. He already holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Florida State, among others.


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

Comments

49 Comments
Nobody should have anything negative to say to or about this kid. And I don't believe in coaches asking or expecting a 15 or 16 year old underclassman to commit anyway. A lot of people are upset at a recent silent commit who signed elsewhere at the last minute, and I agree, it is a little disrespectful, but it goes both ways. There's players on LSU's team who were committed elsewhere until the last day or two before signing day last year. The fact is, if Orgeron wants to sign top players, he better start winning championships. If he can't then there's always going to be other schools throwing that in the faces of these recruits. And who doesn't want to win championships. This idea that LSU can't win championships isn't due to anything Orgeron did, it's because Miles refused to hire a competent and successful OC who could compete against the best coaches in college football. Did anyone really believe Greg Studdrawa could match wits with Saban? Cam Cameron? He was fired by the Baltimore Ravens because the offense was terrible, and once he was replaced they go on and win the superbowl. I'm afraid Orgeron doesn't have the luxury of time to prove he can lead LSU to championships. This next season will determine his fate. They either win every single game except bama, or lose one or two and beat bama to show he can lead LSU to championships. If LSU loses 2 games and one of those loses is to bama, it will do nothing to change the perception that LSU can't win championships.
Reply9 months
We should have a new coach by then. All is good.
Reply9 months
There is a 5th grader in Mandeville who is rethinking his commitment for the class of 2025 now. He said he thinks he is going to open things back up so he can take some trips and enjoy himself in this "once in a lifetime opportunity". It must be Orgeron's fault if we lose this commitment.
Reply9 months
Why take any commitment for 2020 seriously? Commitment? Ha-ha-ha!
Reply9 months
16-18 year old kids have no fricking clue what the word commitment means. Not just this guy... all the people bitching in these comments need to take this a little less seriously and give their own lives a bit more attention.
9 months
Who cares? Have we not learned from Surtain that these spoiled children's word means zero UNTIL they SIGN?
Reply9 months
Not a bad decision. Go out and enjoy the recruiting process and see what the world has to offer. When done, there will be a scholarship waiting for you at LSU...hopefully...
Reply9 months
Our fanbase has lost all sense of class.
Reply9 months
Why is this even a headline on TD? It's 2020. This is not news. It's not even an event.
Reply9 months
Exactly. A "commitment" for the class of 2020? The 2018 class isn't on campus yet. This is so stupid.
9 months
His post is actually well-written. Explore your options, young man. Go see all those other schools, and best of luck in 2 years.
Reply9 months
Boo That Man!!!
Reply9 months
Well, Coach Oeux won't be there in 2020 so he may recommit
Reply9 months
Is this really worthy of a comment? You people are desperate to comment on 'anything' football. This is a 'non-event'. OK......ready for 'INCOMING'!!!
Reply9 months
6'2" 280 come back when you grow up and stop being a liar!!
Reply9 months
My son, which graduates in 2029, has unfortunately also decommited.
Reply9 months
well, you can say that again.
9 months
My son, 2034, has also decommited. Respect his decision.
9 months
My son, which graduates in 2029, has unfortunately also decommited.
Reply9 months
And again...
9 months
My son, which graduates in 2029, has unfortunately also decommited.
Reply9 months
My 2nd cousin who’s set to graduate in 2024 is decommitting too.
Reply9 months
Love all the beer belly 30 somethings responding to this kid.
Reply9 months
You just responded... Why do I get the impression that Port is a kid? He seems to have beef with anybody who is 30+ with a beer belly. Its called a dad bod, and it gives your gf something to grind her c on while we bone.
9 months
Bama lock, mates :(
Reply9 months
I’m Surtain if it. :ducks:
9 months
Why do coaches even accept commits that far out? Like someone said...it's a circus.
Reply9 months
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