LSU Football loses top-100 recruit Jaboree Antoine

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This weekend saw LSU Football pick up some massive wins on the recruiting trail as they landed a commitment from top-70 recruit La Jesse Harrold in the 2025 recruiting class. The 2026 recruiting class also it's first two commitments in Louisiana Natives Four-Star defensive tackle Rich Anderson and three-star Athlete Jakai Anderson.

The recruiting effort did take a hit late on Sunday as the 2025 recruiting class saw Jaboree Antoine de-commit.

According to On3, Antoine was the 61st best recruit in the class, the sixth-ranked cornerback in the class, and the second ranked player in Louisiana. LSU will still be in the running for Antoine along with Miami and Florida.

This does deal a massive blow to LSU's 2025 recruiting class now holds just three defensive commitments with La Jesse Harrold, Keylan Moses, and Charles Ross.

The Tigers will need a significant turnaround in recruiting on the defensive side of the football especially in the defensive back room. Corey Raymond has positioned himself in a great spot with several top defensive backs but, LSU holds no commitments at defensive back.

LSU looks like the leader for five-star defensive back DJ Pickett, four-star safety CJ Jimcoily, three-star in-state defensive back Jhase Thomas, and three-star cornerback Jason Stokes. This fall will be very important for recruiting at defensive back as Antoine's decommitment comes just days before the dead period begins on June 25th.

Defensive Rebuild Needs to Start on the Recruiting Trail

The past few seasons have seen LSU go from one of the best defenses every year to having offenses shred the team week in and week out. If LSU wants to get back to its DBU status, it starts with landing impressive defensive backs like DJ Pickett and Jaboree Antoine meaning Corey Raymond needs to turn things around quickly. This class on the offensive side of the football has the talent to finish as the best class in America however, defensively this class doesn't fit LSU's standards.

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