LSU football’s week got off to a solid start Monday morning as they reportedly earned a commitment for a four-star 2020 prospect in University Lab defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy.
Roy is listed at 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds as he plays right down the road at LSU’s lab school.
According to Rivals, he is the No. 123 prospect in the country (the No. 8 defensive tackle) and he has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas, Arizona, Tulane.
Tigers shine in weekly awards
LSU was well represented in the Southeastern Conference’s weekly awards as quarterback Joe Burrow earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors while kicker Cole Tracy picked up SEC Special Teams player of the Week after the Tigers’ 22-21 victory against then-No. 7 Auburn.
Burrow set them up and Tracy knocked them down as the two helped facilitate an 11-point, fourth-quarter comeback at Auburn.
Burrow hit Derrick Dillon with an unlikely 71-yard touchdown pass that but LSU within two points with 8:18 left in the game.
He then led the offense down the field in a long, lumbering drive to the Auburn 25-yard line, setting Tracy up for a 42-yard game-winning field goal as time expired.
Burrow finished the game completing 15 of 34 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He also had 10 carries for 22 yards.
Tracy earned the award despite missing his first field goal – a tough one from 53 yards on the hash – as he converted on his next three from 33 yards, 27 yards and the game winner from 42 yards.
Late start against Ole Miss
It will definitely be Saturday night in Death Valley when the Tigers host Ole Miss on Sept. 29 as the two teams are expected to kick off at 8:15 p.m.
It’s the latest start to an LSU game this season, and it will air on ESPN.
LSU jumped up six spots in the Associated Press Poll and seven spots in the Coaches Poll as they sit at No. 6 in both of them after its win against Auburn.
In addition to Auburn, LSU jumped Washington, Penn State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Stanford after a week full up upset and close wins for Top 10 teams.
In the AP Poll, the Tigers sit just 42 voting points behind No. 5 Oklahoma, who beat Iowa State 37-27, for a coveted spot in the Top five.