Jazz Ferguson Commits to LSU: Tigers Land 2015 4-Star WR

Brian LeighFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2014

Credit: 247Sports

LSU's busy Wednesday on the recruiting trail continued with the commitment of 4-star receiver Jazz Ferguson, an imposing physical specimen from nearby Saint Francisville, La.

Per Ross Dellenger of the New Orleans Advocate: 

A product of West Feliciana High School, Ferguson is the No. 7 prospect from Louisiana, No. 21 overall receiver and No. 185 overall player in the class of 2015, according to the 247Sports composite.

He could stand to fill out some more bulk-wise, but Ferguson has a big frame at 6'5'' and is able to high-point the football in traffic. His route-running and speed aren't top-end, but with improvements on both of those fronts, he could become a productive player at the FBS level.

Ferguson is the ninth player to commit to LSU in the class of 2015 and the second who did so on Wednesday. Earlier in the afternoon, Lakeshore fullback David Ducre, the top player at his position in the class, pledged his commitment to the Tigers just four days after receiving a scholarship—the exact same timing as Ferguson.

With Ferguson in tow, LSU shoots all the way up from No. 3 to No. 1 on the 247Sports team rankings, passing Texas A&M and Alabama. With seven prospects apiece, though, the Aggies and Tide still have a better quality-to-player ratio.

LSU's nine commitments are tied with Mississippi State for most in the class.

Five players in the current class hail from the state of Louisiana, which is big for the Tigers on the heels of a cycle that brought criticism for letting a strong group of in-state prospects get away.

Ferguson is the third player in the state's top 11 that has committed to LSU, joining No. 2 player Nick Brossette and No. 11 player Kevin Henry. Only one player in that group, No. 4 player and Notre Dame commit Jerry Tillery, has pledged himself anywhere but to the Tigers.

Furthermore, seven of the eight uncommitted players in Louisiana's top 11 are favored to land at LSU on the 247Sports "Crystal Ball," including No. 1 player Tyron Johnson.

This already top-ranked class stands to get even stronger.