Former LSU football commit will visit Baton Rouge this weekend

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Earlier this summer, LSU football lost a key commitment from a 2022 five-star recruit.

Defensive back Jacoby Mathews, 6-foot-2/205 lbs from Ponchatoula, LA, committed to the Tigers in April.

He decommitted on July 30, not long after he took a visit to Texas A&M.

Mathews is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 safety in the country and the No. 3 player in Louisiana. He’s also rated as the No. 27 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class.

Jacoby Mathews to visit LSU football this weekend

While losing a commitment from Mathews wasn’t ideal — he’s easily one of LSU’s top 2022 recruiting targets — it’s not the end of the world, either.

That’s because it seems extremely likely that Mathews ends up in Baton Rouge.

The Tigers are still viewed as the favorites to land the elite defensive back — though Texas A&M is a legitimate threat here.

According to 247Sports, LSU will be receiving a visit from Mathews this weekend.

Mathews confirmed to 247Sports that he’ll be in attendance for the Tigers’ home-opener against McNeese State.

The Louisiana native decommitted from LSU so he could take a step back and explore all of his options. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s probably a wise move for the stud recruit.

LSU is the obvious choice for Mathews. It’s close to home and it’s likely the program he’s most familiar with. But we’ve seen plenty of recruits leave their home states and have a great career elsewhere.

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Obviously, we hope that isn’t the case with Mathews, but it’s certainly understandable that he wants to make sure of his decision before he gets locked in.