The LSU coaching staff lost a commitment from four-star offensive tackle Cortland Ford who announced Tuesday afternoon that he is reopening his recruitment.

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Ford, a 6-6, 305-pound prospect from Cedar Hill, TX originally committed to LSU back in November of 2018.

The Tigers are down to 17 verbal commitments for the class of 2020 with the departure of Ford.

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Bayoubengal20556 months
Go somewhere else in the SEC where you’ll start so our DL can throw you outta the way and sack your boy like they did at camp.
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double d56 months
Jimbo or Hermann must be cutting a nice check?
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Pianoman56 months
Once this happens with ANY recruit who has supposedly "committed", I would pull his offer faster than he could say respect and offer it to someone who will respect the offer more.
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uscpuke56 months
Sure you would
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TaderSalad56 months
seems like a whiny bitch anyway/.. good luck at juco
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sheauxtime4056 months
Kid was processed. I hate seeing him get trashed like this b/c he was told to look elsewhere. Why do you think this happened so soon after the OL/DL camp? Kid has two bad wheels and can't perform as an SEC OT. His 247 and composite rankings also plummeted. Would you rather him take to twitter and curse out the staff for pulling his schollie?
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SomeLSUguy56 months
Yes, I would... and he would not have to curse out the staff. He could do it tactfully, still get his side out there, and maybe even earn some respect. All he would have to say is, "the interest is no longer mutual, I have decided to make the best decision for my career and decommit from LSU." I could then respect his decision. But I cannot defend the kid based on his text. What would be wrong with sticking up for yourself and telling it like it is? As it is, Ford looks like a flake.
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BassMan6356 months
Let him go. Im a firm believer that if a kids heart is not 100% LSU then he needs to move to where he will be happy. Moat times they leave because they become butt hurt that they arent the star they thought they were out of high school. You see great high school atheletes get to college and under perform. Then you have a kid who comes in as a walk on and just lights it up. So let him go. Respect...I have to laugh at that. Young man you havent earned respect yet.
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chinhoyang56 months
I respect his decision.
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Louisianaboy8756 months
This wasn't totally on the kid. The coaching staff was very weary of his performance at the lineman camp here recently. He's had two knee surgeries. Perhaps a bullet may have been dodged.
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Double Down56 months
I gave my word and now I am deciding to not honor it.. GIVE ME RESPECT!!! Kids today are so self absorbed. They have no idea of the concept that respect is earned, not given.
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Tigerpride1856 months
What does that even mean at the end? He's saying it as a statement, no please or nothing, just respec my cission ...its dumb as shut anyway, but to not even say please respect my decision is worse
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udtiger56 months
I read it in Eric Cartman's voice.
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udtiger56 months
This is yet another reason why people should not get all excited about verbal commitments. Until they sign and send the LOI, it's meaningless.
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Old56 months
The entire systems is at best suspect.
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rbdallas56 months
the ME, MYSELF and I generation...oh wait, let's pause for a selfie
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DlineU56 months
I'm not respecting a damn thing and am sick and tired of this crap with recruits. Where is their parents in all of this teaching them what commitment really means? Props to all the LSU kids currently and in the past who stuck with their commitment the first time and didn't play stupid childish games with a program and coaches. For what it's worth, these type of kids who play that game turn out busts for the most part. Character is key in making a great football player and young man.
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deuce98556 months
Do the recruits on the OL/DL think LSU will give them cancer?
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skullopener56 months
Hold Dat Tiger...BOOM!!!!! 110 % !!!!!! We Coming!!!!! #BuildingDaTrenches!!! #2 Recruiting Class!!!........yeah hold your horses, ain't no one committed till that fax arrives!!!
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Tiger198856 months
Ree and Buckeye will say - Not unexpected”. Yeah right
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rob6256 months
Well, Bye.
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SomeLSUguy56 months
I will not respect your decision until you respect your commitment...
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eugene1928LSU56 months
Amen to that, these prima donnas are mostly sickening.
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mcpotiger56 months
Respect is earned. You’re short on it.
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Strannix56 months
Respecks Muh dersizzin
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