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Recruiting: 4-Star OL Donavaughn Campbell Reaffirms Commitment to LSU, will not commit to Georgia Tech

After many Yellow Jacket fans got their hopes up for the coaches to bring in the dominant offensive lineman, it looks like it wasn't meant to be.

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Even though 4-star offensive guard Donavaughn Campbell is a native of southern Louisiana and has been committed to LSU for over a year, Georgia Tech fans began to wonder whether the Yellow Jackets' coaching staff might be able to flip the blue-chip prospect after several visits to Atlanta, where his brother, Christian, is a quarterback.

Unfortunately, after an official visit on the final weekend before National Signing Day, the younger Campbell has elected to stay closer to home and reaffirmed his commitment to play at LSU.

It's important to keep in mind that it was very impressive for Georgia Tech's coaches to have Campbell considering the Flats as late in the game as he was. Most folks probably aren't aware just how difficult it is for teams to go into Louisiana and successfully recruit players away when LSU is trying to keep them closer to home. In fact, for teams other than Alabama, many times it's nearly impossible to acquire recruits from Louisiana when LSU is also actively trying to acquire them. That said, for the Yellow Jackets' coaching staff to have Campbell come on an official visit the weekend before Signing Day and take one last shot at signing him is a victory by itself, and a testament to their ability to connect with recruits, even from out-of-state.

Even without Campbell, the Jackets have put together a solid group of offensive linemen in their 2016 recruiting class:

Player Height Weight Hometown Rivals 247Sports Composite
Parker Braun 6-3 272 Hallsville, TX 3-Star (5.7) 3-Star (0.8712)
Kenny Cooper 6-3 285 Calhoun, GA 2-Star (5.3) 2-Star (0.7852)
Jahaziel Lee 6-3 260 Ponchatoula, LA 2-Star (5.4) 2-Star (0.7678)

We wish Donavaughn the best at LSU!