LSU’s longest-tenured 2018 commit has backed off his pledged tonight.
Somerset (Tex.) four-star quarterback Zadock Dinkelmann announced his decommitment on Twitter. Dinkelmann originally committed to the Tigers in February 2014, when he was still in the eighth grade.
— Zadock Dinkelmann (@ZadockDinkelma1) January 10, 2017
This likely doesn’t come as much of a surprise to many Tigers fans. According to SEC Country, things were trending in this direction thanks to the personnel changes on the LSU coaching staff.
The 6-foot-4.5, 213-pounder from Somerset (Texas) High had committed to LSU in February 2014 and then attended the team’s prospect camp that July. He last visited in April 2015, but contact between the quarterback and coaching staff had steadily diminished since then.
Dinkelmann had made an unofficial visit to Alabama this fall, but has been more closely connected with former LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson, now the head coach of Texas-San Antonio, a very likely next landing spot for the No. 12-rated pro-style prospect in 2018.
LSU still has three recruits committed in 2018–two four-stars and one five-star.