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LSU, Auburn among frontrunners for 2018 wideout JaMarr Chase

Look out for Florida as well.

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JaMarr Chase, who at one time was committed to the Florida Gators, may be keeping the Gators in mind when he decides on National Signing Day. But according to SBN Recruiting’s Bud Elliott, it’s a certainty that two other SEC schools will be in mind. The LSU Tigers and Auburn Tigers are two of three schools that Chase is assured to be deciding amongst as of now. LSU and Auburn are joined by the Michigan Wolverines, who have also been heavily pursuing Chase lately.

Also joining the aforementioned schools in discussion are the TCU Horned Frogs. TCU and LSU were once the leaders for Chase, until he decided to commit to Florida this past summer. A decommitment later, and both UF and TCU are considered “maybes” at this point now.

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that LSU is holding Chase’s interest. He is a Louisiana native after all, a resident of Metaire and an attendee of Archbischop Rummel. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Chase is the fourth-best recruit in the state right now. LSU commit Terrace Marshall, TCU recruit Justin Rogers and the currently undecided Kelvin Joseph are the only players ahead of him. And Joseph, per his 247Sports page, is keeping LSU very much in mind.

So, Ed Orgeron has a chance to land three of the top four players in the state. He is scheduled for an official visit to LSU on January 12.

Auburn, meanwhile, comes as a little bit of a surprise. At least with regards to what he’s done lately. After his decommitment from UF, Chase visited Michigan and TCU but not Auburn. In fact, according to 247Sports, there hasn’t been much activity between the two parties.

Michigan jumped in late for Chase, offering him back in October. The Wolverines got him to visit the campus back on November 12. Chase would prove to be a valuable addition to the Wolverines, especially since they just got Shea Patterson, who is expected to compete for the QB job along with Brandon Peters and stud redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey.

JaMarr ranks 75th among all recruits in the class of 2018 and 15th out of all the receivers in his class. Needless to say, the four-star recruit is extremely talented.