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2020 4-Star OT Courtland Ford Announces Decommitment

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BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

LSU is down one commitment in its 2020 class. This afternoon, four-star offensive tackle Courtland Ford reopened his recruitment.

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Cedar Hill (Tex.) product had been committed to the Tigers since November. According to Geaux247, he camped at LSU earlier this month.

However, Geaux247 also reported that Ford showed the ill effects of multiple knee surgeries during the camp. If that's the case, this may have been a mutual decision.

“After re-evaluating my situation, I want to give myself an opportunity to find the best possible scenario to develop as a player and as a man,” Ford wrote in a Twitter statement. “With that being said, I am decommitting from LSU and reopening my recruiting. Respect my decision.”

Ford is the 29th-ranked offensive tackle and the 344th-rated prospect in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

LSU currently has the No. 3 2020 recruiting class. The Tigers only trail Alabama and Clemson, and have jockeyed with the Crimson Tide for the No. 2 spot throughout the last few weeks.

Here are the full composite team rankings.