JaCoby Stevens, LSU's top-ranked recruit, remains committed for now

Oakland’s JaCoby Stevens says he’s sticking with his commitment to LSU for now. (Photo: Helen Comer, Daily News Journal)

JaCoby Stevens still is planning to be an LSU Tiger — at least for now.

Stevens, an Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) senior and No. 2-rated safety in the country according to 247Sports, said Monday he remains committed to LSU despite the firing of coach Les Miles. Stevens is the highest-ranked commit to LSU in the Class of 2017.

“It’s still a defensive back university; it’s DBU,” Stevens said at practice. “They still have coach (Corey) Raymond, the (defensive backs) coach and coach Austin (Thomas). I love him like a brother.”

Thomas, a Franklin native, is an assistant athletic director and LSU’s director of player personnel.

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Stevens, a five-star prospect, committed to LSU more than a month ago after decommitting from the SEC school in November when Miles’ job security was in question.

 Stevens said he will keep close tabs on the coaching search.”I’ll pay attention to see who they hire as head coach,” said Stevens, who has 22 tackles and four interceptions through five games this season for the Patriots. “If they don’t mess with the defense, I’m still heading to Baton Rouge.”

Stevens chose LSU over Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.