LSU commit Nelson Jenkins out for the season with knee injury

Add another talented defensive lineman to the growing list of top recruits and LSU commitments out for the season.

Nelson Jenkins, a 3-star defensive lineman and LSU commit in the Class of 2018, is out for the remainder of the season. This was first reported by the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Jenkins, a 6-foot-3, 290-pounder from Plaquemine (La.) High School, has battled hand and leg injuries dating back to the spring. When healthy, he has been a force on defense, generating pressure and a major force in the run game. However, a lingering knee injury will sideline him for the rest of the fall.

The big-time rush tackle is projected to play defensive end in the Tigers’ 3-4 front.

The LSU commit joins an ongoing list of LSU commits and targets that will miss their season seasons along with 3-star Jena (La.) receiver Jaray Jenkins and Evangel (La.) defensive lineman Davin Cotton. Priority 5-star receiver target Terrace Marshall Jr. suffered a fractured fibula and dislocated his ankle in September and 4-star quarterback Justin Rogers tore his ACL. Both running back commits Chris Curry and Tae Provens have been in and out of the lineup with various ankle and lower-body injuries, though neither were considered serious.

Jenkins is the latest to get bitten by the injury bug. He his a summer enrollee at LSU and is expected to be a full go by the time he arrives on campus in June.

Jenkins ranks as the No. 47 defensive tackle in the 2018 class and the No. 26 prospect in the state, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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