By Creg Stephenson | cstephenson@al.com
South Alabama picked up its third commitment of the day Monday from Will Loerzel, a tight end from Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans.
Loerzel (6-foot-4, 245 pounds) also has scholarship offers from Louisiana Tech, Army, Louisiana-Monroe and Southern Miss, among other schools. He joins Vigor’s Jerrian Graham and Athens’ JayShon Ridgle — both wide receivers — who committed to the Jaguars on Monday.
Loerzel announced his commitment via Twitter:
Committed #gojags pic.twitter.com/EkUFZ4cATW
— Will Loerzel (@wloerzel88) July 31, 2023
Loerzel hails from the same high school program that produced Texas quarterback Arch Manning (as well as his famous uncles, Peyton and Eli). His father, Jason, played linebacker at Purdue in the late 1990s.
South Alabama has 14 commitments for its 2024 class. The early signing period for high school seniors begins in late December.
South Alabama 2024 football commitments (14)
Will Felton, LB, 6-2, 215, Pelham/Pelham HS
Amarion Fortenberry, DB, 6-0, 170, Columbia, Miss./Columbia HS
Charles Gurley, CB, 6-2, 180, New Orleans, La./St. Augustine HS
Jerrian Graham, WR, 6-2, 190, Prichard/Vigor HS
Asher Hale, OL, 6-5, 300, Mobile/St. Paul’s Episcopal School
Jared Hollins, QB, 6-4, 185, Mobile/Mary G. Montgomery HS
Nathan Jennings, DE, 6-4, 240, Madison/James Clemens HS
Logan Joellenbeck, OL, 6-6, 330, Foley/Foley HS
Will Loerzel, TE, 6-4, 245, New Orleans/Isidore Newman HS
Jamauri McClure, RB, 5-10, 185, Goshen/Goshen HS
Kevin Norwood, DT, 6-3, 290, Mobile/Theodore HS
JayShon Ridgle, WR, 6-0, 200, Athens/Athens HS
Parker Shattuck, LB, 6-2, 215, LaGrange, Ga./LaGrange HS
Achilles Wood, DE, 6-4, 250, Decatur/Austin HS

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