LSU DT Nelson Jenkins says he’s ‘staying at LSU,’ after opting out for season

LSU DT Nelson Jenkins says he’s ‘staying at LSU,’ after opting out for season
LSU defensive tackle Nelson Jenkins says he's "staying at LSU," after opting out for the season. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The carousel that has been the 2020 LSU football roster continues to revolve, as another player who had decided to opt out for the season has chosen to return.

Defensive tackle Nelson Jenkins has indicated Wednesday, September 16, he wants to stay with the team.

Nelson had informed the team he was opting out, head coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday. Orgeron added Jenkins had not been with the team and he has not had any contact with him the past two weeks. Orgeron also confirmed the return of another defensive tackle, Neil Farrell.

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Jenkins is a 6-foot-4, 300-pound sophomore from Maringouin. He redshirted last season, serving as a backup defensive end and a scout team player. However, he has been moved inside to defensive tackle in Bo Pelini’s 4-3 scheme for 2020.

His only game action as a Tiger so far was during his true freshman season in 2018 when he played against Rice and recorded a tackle.

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