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4-star Ja’Marr Chase ends a wild recruitment by signing with LSU

The Louisiana blue-chip WR announced on National Signing Day.

Ja’Marr Chase
Ja’Marr Chase
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Four-star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase has finally made a decision about where he’ll spend his college football career. He’ll sign with LSU.

Chase is the No. 15 ranked receiver in the class of 2018, and the fourth overall prospect out of the state of Louisiana. He participated in the 2017 Under Armour All-American game in January and The Opening, a top Nike showcase, before that.

The four-star was expected to commit to TCU over LSU live on NFL Network at The Opening Finals back in July, but the network decided to bump his decision.

247Sports’ Barton Simmons on the potential fallout: While that's a bummer for Chase, the real loser here is TCU. The tea leaves were indicating that Gary Patterson was likely to land Chase over the home-state LSU Tigers had he committed on schedule. However, Chase was so good at The Opening and his stock has shot up so much that it now looks like he's going to take a step back and re-evaluate his options. If TCU ends up losing Chase to LSU or some other national power, they can thank the NFL Network for the sabotage.

Chase then committed to Florida, but he decommitted shortly after Jim McElwain’s firing in the fall. He had one of the wilder recruitments in recent years.

Chase told SB Nation in May that he models his game after Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Chase was at one point committed to Florida, before decommitting in November after Jim McElwain’s departure.