Take Two: Will Jaquelin Roy eventually end up with LSU?
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Jaquelin Roy committed to hometown LSU during his junior season, but the four-star defensive tackle from Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab surprisingly backed off his pledge to the Tigers recently and plans to take visits. Still, after his decommitment, Roy took another visit to an LSU spring practice to speak with Ed Orgeron and others on the staff.
Roy is back on the market but this still feels like a recruitment that will land him somewhere in the SEC, with LSU still very much involved.
At the end, though, will Roy end up back at LSU?
FIRST TAKE: SAM SPIEGELMAN, TEXAS/LOUISIANA ANALYST
“Based on talking to him in New Orleans, I was very surprised he broke off his commitment to LSU. Since his freshman year that was the dream school for him. My sense is that LSU remains squarely in the picture as is Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Texas A&M among others.
“Coach Orgeron has already gotten him back on campus after his decommitment and they’re going to push for him through signing day. I still ultimately believe Roy ends up playing his college ball at LSU.”
SECOND TAKE: MIKE FARRELL, NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR
“I think he ends up back at LSU. It’s hard to pull kids from Baton Rouge. Alabama has had some success in Louisiana but not many other programs have. LSU is putting together a good recruiting class but it can’t let people come into Louisiana and steal kids, especially when the kid had already been committed to LSU at one time.”