Class of 2018 linebacker Damone Clark (Baton Rouge, LA) decided to stay in state - and in town - as he committed to the LSU Tigers on Sunday evening.
BREAKING: LSU has landed a commitment from Southern Lab 2018 LB Damone Clark. He visited the Tigers on Sunday.— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) January 15, 2017
LSU Commit pic.twitter.com/AcnJD3Bsso— Damone Clark (@clark_damone) January 15, 2017
The news was initially reported by Geaux247 reporter Shea Dixon who broke the story amidst a major recruiting weekend in Baton Rouge. The Tigers had hosted Clark among several other targets from future classes and they were able to land one of the big fishes.
Clark is a three-star linebacker and is the fourth player in LSU’s 2018 class. Currently, Clark attends Southern University Lab School right in town in Baton Rouge and is not the only player committed to LSU who attends that school. 2019 commit Kardell Thomas is another SU Lab School attendee so it’s easy to see and suggest that the LSU staff is trying to keep kids in state and in town as well.
Damone ranks seventh at his position and 14th in the state of Louisiana per 247Sports’ composite rankings. It’s far too early to put too much stock into it, but LSU’s 2018 class is currently ranked seventh in the country and second in the SEC behind the Texas A&M Aggies.
(h/t Damone Clark’s Hudl)