LSU Kayshon Boutte

LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte has made a major decision on his NFL Draft status. The standout receiver at LSU is staying in Baton Rouge.

Boutte announced Monday he won’t forgo his senior season and will instead play for the Tigers in 2023.

In a published statement on Twitter, Boutte said, “It is important to follow your dreams and live with the results. While some stories will end here, mine will not… LET’S LOCK IN AND FOCUS ON THE MAIN GOAL OF ANY LSU TIGER: WINNING A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!”

Boutte is clearly fired up about staying in Baton Rouge. The receiver had big prospects in the NFL Draft this spring. Experts figured he’d be a first-round pick and potentially the first receiver taken in the 2023 Draft. He, Quentin Johnson of TCU, Jordan Addison of USC, and Jaxon Smith-Nijgba figured to be the ones to watch. But now, Boutte has pulled his name out of that group.

The LSU receiver finished 2022 with 48 receptions, 538 yards, and two touchdowns. He’s recorded 1,782 yards and 16 total touchdowns in his LSU career.

The aforementioned Smith-Njigba made waves earlier on Monday when Ryan Day announced he’d opted out of the Peach Bowl against Georgia.

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