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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
2014 LB Daub decommits from LSU

By David Helman

Linebacker Kain Daub (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) is no longer a commitment for LSU's 2014 class, his mother confirmed Tuesday.

Daub's reversal is the latest blurb in a long line of recruiting news for the Tigers this week -- though this is the first instance of bad news for LSU. The ESPN Watch List member projects to be one of the top players in the state of Florida next season, and he'll likely be one of the best defenders in the nation.

The decommitment doesn't come as a huge surprise with Daub, as he recently allowed earlier this season that he'd reopen his recruitment to other schools after having shut it down. The Tigers were hoping to reaffirm their status with Daub during last weekend's massive home game against Alabama, but he was unable to make the nine-hour trip.

Daub will have no shortage of suitors now that he has reopened his recruitment. He holds a total of 11 offers as a junior, from national powers such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Miami. He also received an offer from Southern Cal during the weekend. His high school teammate, 2013 defensive end DeMarcus Walker, is an Alabama commit and has been selling the Tide to his younger teammate.

Don't count the Tigers out yet, either -- not with so much time until Daub's national signing day in February 2014. But while LSU was the linebacker's first choice, there is now more work to do to restore his favor.