IMG's Jhamon Ausbon scares LSU recruiting fans with 'big announcement' plan

IMG's Jhamon Ausbon scares LSU recruiting fans with 'big announcement' plan

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IMG's Jhamon Ausbon scares LSU recruiting fans with 'big announcement' plan

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July 6, 2016 -- Beaverton, OR, U.S.A -- Wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon of IMG Academy (Florida) trains at The Opening and Elite 11 high school football camp held at Nike headquarters in Oregon. -- Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Images, Gannett ORG XMIT: US 135130 opening/ elite 1 7/6/2016 [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

Wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon of IMG Academy (Florida) during The Opening in July (Photo: Troy Wayrynen, USA TODAY Sports Images)

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon wasn’t expecting he would cause heart palpitations among anxious LSU recruiting watchers Monday night when he teased that he had a big announcement coming Tuesday.

Almost immediately, tweets came in response hoping that he was going to announce that he had flipped his commitment to Texas A&M.

Ausbon, ranked as the No. 11 wide receiver in the Class of 2017, committed to LSU in June.

Nearly three hours later, Ausbon made the call to make the announcement rather than continue the rampant speculation.

He had flipped but from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl to the Under Armour All-America Game.

But was there more to come? Was that the announcement? Some weren’t sure.

So 25 minutes later, Ausbon returned to Twitter to confirm that was it.

Given the intertwined relationship between recruiting and social media, there is a good lesson to be learned here.

In the middle of this, the Under Armour game added another IMG player who has committed to LSU, Grant Delpit, who is ranked as the No. 9 safety in the Class of 2017 by the 247Sports Composite.

 

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