After decommiting from Georgia, it all the time appeared like a matter of time earlier than John Emery Jr. picked one other SEC energy. On Tuesday he lastly pulled the set off for in-state LSU, altering the dynamic of the SEC recruiting rankings within the course of.

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The Destrehan (La.) Excessive Faculty senior stands 5-foot-11, 206 kilos and is a robust field of a breakout participant. He is thought of one of many top-three working again prospects within the Class of 2019 and is simply outdoors the highest 20 general recruits within the class, per 247Sports activities’ nationwide rankings.

Maybe extra importantly, he is a USA TODAY Chosen 25 recruit, marking him out as one of many nation’s prime 25 recruits no matter place.

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The choice to land on LSU went far past in-state proximity, based on Emery Jr.

“The brand new OC (Steve Ensminger) and the offense,” Emery Jr. informed 247Sports activities. “I did not just like the offense final yr with all of the motions. I really like the change and the hype of the staff. It is a change all people can see. It is a profitable staff.”

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The addition of Emery Jr. nearly assures that LSU’s recruiting class will likely be deemed a profitable one, too. The Tigers’ newest recruit moved this system into the Prime 5 of 247Sports activities’ staff recruiting rankings, with each likelihood of shifting increased nonetheless.

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