Five-star in-state prospect John Emery (Destrehan), the No. 1 running back in the nation according to ESPN, committed to LSU on Tuesday night.
— John Emery (@Emery4____) November 13, 2018
This is a major haul for the Tigers, as Emery was in high demand after decommitting from Georgia. The 5-foot-11, 202-pound Emery is the No. 2 rated prospect from Louisiana according to ESPN rankings.
In Emery, cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. and offensive lineman Kardell Thomas, LSU now has three of the top four prospects in the state.
With LSU starting running back Nick Brossette graduating after this season, the Tigers pouncing on Emery is an excellent step towards re-establishing the ground dominance the program is known for.