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Top247 LB Kolaj Cobbins commits to LSU

Destrehan (LA) Linebacker High Top247 Colai Cobbins announced his commitment to LSU on Friday night. He was the main goal of the state program in the 2024 cycle.

LSU had everything I was looking for and now I can dress for my state,” Cobbins told 247Sports. He likes the trajectory of this program led by Brian Kelly and the sophomores.

“LSU is just reclaiming that place with top players and Coach Kelly said we need players like you in this program and being in the SEC Championship in the first year is phenomenal.”

The four-star Cobbins is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 16 linebacker in the nation and No. 198 prospect overall. He returned to campus this weekend.

“We’re like family and we have such a strong bond,” Cobbins told 247Sports this week as he heads out on his final trip to Baton Rouge.

Cobbins is 9th on head coach Brian Kelly’s Tigers team in the 2024 cycle, adding to a class that moves up to 2nd in the 247Sports Composite Team rankings.

Colorado, Michigan, Texas, Ole Miss, and Oregon were other top schools for Cobbins. He also visited LSU at the end of January.

The education system and great coaching staff,” Cobbins said of what also made LSU the right fit for him. “I like how they care about grades first and foremost and not about your athletic ability.”

Cobbins was recruited to LSU by Frank Wilson and Jamar Kane. When he arrives on campus, he will play the role of JACK for the Tigers.

Coach Kelly said most SEC schools need you, but we want you, LSU, and we need you.”

As a junior, Cobbins helped Destrehan become a state champion.


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