The Tigers are taking a short break these last couple days to recuperate and exchange notes before returning to the road later this week. With discussions ongoing in the LSU football offices, the Tigers did extend three new offers on Tuesday.
TSD has the latest notes and film on these three new targets, plus more information on some other big-time LSU targets. Get it all in the recruiting update below:
Cameron Ordway | Pulaski (Giles County), Tenn. | | #36 CB
The first of three new offers reported Tuesday went to four-star CB Cameron Ordway. The Pulaski, Tenn. Native (about 75 miles south of Nashville) has been receiving attention from LSU for several months now. Ordway actually intended to visit Baton Rouge for a scrimmage during spring practices but changed his plans and didn't make the trip. He said at the time though that he still wanted to check out LSU, and now with an offer in-hand, the coaches will continue to try and lock down that visit.
Ordway's been one of the South's hotter prospects this spring, landing offers from just about every major player in the area. In an interview this week with InsideTennessee.com, Ordway said he hasn't yet begun to narrow down his list but admitted that Tennessee, Florida State and Alabama have started to stick out. He doesn't intend to start cutting down his recruitment until after his senior season, so LSU will have plenty of time to make the push for his services.
Jackson Harris | Columbia (Central), Tenn. | | #6 TE
The other high school offer of the day went to four-star TE Jackson Harris, also from the state of Tennessee. Area recruiter John Chavis had visited his school earlier this spring and told him at the time that the LSU coaches looked forward to continue recruiting him. Harris had already kept in contact with TE coach Steve Ensminger, and Tuesday night he came through with the offer.
But that offer may have come too late. In an interview with Scout's Chad Simmons, Harris announced he has his recruitment narrowed down to five schools — Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Vanderbilt — with a decision coming soon, likely before the end of June. But Harris hasn't yet made up his mind and told TSD that he hopes to visit Baton Rouge before it's all said and done.
Harris is the sixth tight end LSU has offered in addition to commit Hanner Shipley, who'll be a blocker on the next level. The Tigers extended an offer last week to Chris Clark, the nation's No. 2 TE, and also have Devonaire Clarington, Hale Hentges, Will Gragg and Jalen Wilkerson on their board.
Jevonte Domond | Glendale (Ariz.) Community College | | JUCO OT
LSU also went to the JUCO ranks Tuesday to extend an offer to offensive tackle Jevonte Domond. With La'El Collins graduating after this season and Jerald Hawkins becoming eligible for the NFL Draft, LSU wants to be sure they have plenty of depth at tackle for the 2015 season. In addition to Domond, the Tigers have also paid attention to JUCO prospects Glen Bethel and Jamal Danley, so look for the Tigers to make a hard press for at least one of these three.
For Domond, LSU's offer was his second from the SEC as Florida came through earlier. He also has schools like Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin on his offer list. Domond played right tackle in 2013 for Glendale CC and was named first-team all-conference. He's slated to graduate in December and will have two seasons to play two on the next level.
"I talked to Coach Grimes," Domond told Scout's Jason Jewell after picking up the offer. "He said that they are losing both of their tackles and would love to have me on their team and he decided to offer me a scholarship."
---Three-star DT Quentez Johnson (Ellenwood, Ga. | Cedar Grove) decommitted from Miami on Tuesday. The No. 41 DT pledged to the Canes in late April but didn't take long to back off his decision, saying he "rushed into the process and wanted to slow down" his recruitment. LSU offered him on April 8 and figures to be a team he'll consider moving forward.
---Former Oklahoma commit Du'Vonta Lampkin mentioned in an interview with scout's Ahmard Vital that LSU is one of a few schools recruiting him hardest. Lampkin reported on March 12 that the Tigers had come through with an offer, and he backed off his pledge to the Sooners on April 22. An LSU coach was by his school last week, and he's one of several DTs high on the Tigers' board.
---Three-star OT Zach Giella reaffirmed that LSU is his leader in an interview with Scout's Steve Robertson. Giella visited for the Tigers' Spring Game last month and left that trip with LSU on top. That's still the case, and he plans to attend one of LSU's camp sessions in June to solidify the offer. He plans to make a commitment somewhere before the start of his senior season.
"Right now, LSU is my leader," Giella said. "I probably have a top five or so schools bouncing around in my head right now, but LSU is in the lead."