JaCoby Stevens, one of the top-ranked athletes in the Class of 2017, has reopened his recruitment two months after committing to LSU amid speculation about coach Les Miles’ job, he told 247Sports.
Stevens, from Oakland High in Murfreesboro, Tenn., plays wide receiver and safety and is ranked No. 3 at the athlete position by the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He also is ranked No. 46 overall.
“As of right now, I have reopened my recruitment,” Stevens said, according to 247Sports. “I envisioned myself playing under Les Miles, coach Corey Raymond and having Austin Thomas (Director of Player Personnel) there. With not knowing if they are going to be there it just made sense for me to reopen my recruitment.”
Stevens said he is not eliminating from LSU from consideration. If Miles and his staff remain, Stevens said he would reconsider. If a new staff is in place, he said he would want to get to know them.
He told 247Sports that he has not thought much about other schools. He initially chose LSU over Tennessee, Stanford, Texas A&M, Alabama and others.
When he committed on Sept. 23, Stevens told Gannett partner The Daily News Journal, “I’ve always wanted to go to LSU. It’s the best of both worlds. My family is from there. I still have family down there.
“They are known for producing the position I play — receiver and (defensive back) into the (NFL). The business side of it, you can’t ask for a better school than LSU.”