Signee 101: Get to know 4-star LB Micah Baskerville

Micah Baskerville was one of three Evangel Academy (La.) prospects to jump on board LSU’s 2018 recruiting class, committing to coach Ed Orgeron at the team’s first junior function — Boys From The Boot — back in February. Four-star defensive lineman Davin Cotton and 3-star defensive back Ar’Darius Washington gave their verbal commitments to the Tigers at the same time.

Baskerville turned in an All-America performance this season, recording 78 tackles, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. That helped him secure a U.S. Army All-American Game nomination. The quarterback of the defense, Baskerville led Evangel to the Division I state semifinals in 2017 after helping the team capture a title the year prior. He is fully expected to sign during the early signing period.

  • The first boom of the 2018 recruiting cycle came in February when Baskerville, Cotton and Washington all committed to LSU at Boys From The Boot. It helped calm concerns about Orgeron’s ability to recruit North Louisiana, as this trio of prospects all hailed from Shreveport, La.
  • If Baskerville’s senior statistics didn’t tell the full story, the 4-star linebacker punched his ticket to Nike’s The Opening Finals in Oregon a month later. He excelled in 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 drills at the regional camp.
  • Baskerville has never wavered from his LSU pledge . He has made unofficial visits to schools such as UCLA, TCU and Arkansas but has remained locked in with the Tigers. He knew he would sign and enroll early back in May.

Baskerville has seen a surge in the 247Sports composite rankings and now sits as the No. 12 middle linebacker in the country and a top 300 overall prospect. He is a bit of a thumper but possesses great athleticism after spending time at safety and defensive end earlier in his playing career. He should provide an immediate lift on LSU’s special teams units and will be in the mix to help fill the void left behind by Devin White, if he elects to declare for the NFL draft after his junior campaign.

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