One of the nation’s top cornerbacks in the Class of 2025 has LSU in his final group of nine schools.
Westgate four-star prospect Jaboree Antoine unwrapped one of his presents on Christmas that included LSU among the schools he’ll consider when making a commitment. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder also included Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas and Texas A&M.
Antoine hasn’t given a timetable for a pledge.
Antoine’s the nation’s No. 19 overall prospect, No. 3 cornerback and No. 2 player in Louisiana next year according to On3 Sports. His teammate, defensive lineman De’Myrion Johnson, signed with LSU last week.
Antoine had the majority of his junior wiped away by a broken collarbone.
Coach Ryan Antoine’s Westgate squad off to a 4-0 start when Antoine suffered the injury and was sidelined after surgery. He returned to the Tigers’ lineup for a Division I state non-select state regional playoff at eventual state champion Ruston.
Ruston built a 20-3 lead at halftime and Antoine, who had only played defense to that point, was moved to quarterback and helped the Tigers (7-5) rally in the second half before falling, 20-18.
It was the closest playoff game Ruston encountered on the way to its first state title since 1990.
Antoine enjoyed a massive sophomore season where Westgate (8-5) advanced to the Division I state semifinals against state champion Destrehan.
He piled up 1,953 all-purpose yards on offense and added 32 tackles, five interceptions and broke up 11 passes on defense.
Antoine is being recruited by running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson and cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples for LSU’s staff.