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An In State LSU Commitment May Decommit In The Latest Fail For LSU Athletics

An In State LSU Commitment May Decommit In The Latest Fail For LSU Athletics
December 26
15:55 2016

National Signing Day is coming up in less than six weeks and there’s already more trouble with LSU football’s verbal commitments. The latest commitment who is now reconsidering their options is Catholic High-Baton Rouge running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

He sent this tweet this morning

According to his tweet, Helaire believes that he’s being taken for granted by LSU. If Helaire decommits, he would join both of LSU’s top QB prospects, among others, who have chosen to decommit in the wake of the Les Miles firing. If Helaire decommits for that reason, that’s on LSU’s staff for taking an in-state commitment and turning him into a coup for an out of state school.

If Helaire decides to go elsewhere, he has scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Southern Miss, and Vanderbilt. Losing a Baton Rouge area player like Helaire would be a blow to LSU’s football program and it would signal that Louisiana’s football talent is up for grabs for schools all over the country.

But this is the latest sign that LSU athletics is in chaos. The Les Miles replacement process was a debacle. LSU’s basketball team looks like yet another underperforming dumpster fire this year. LSU athletics needs some major changes in the coming year if the program is to be rebuilt.

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Kevin Boyd

Kevin Boyd

The Hayride's Senior Correspondent focusing on state and national political issues. Has also been published at Rare, IJ Review, Real Clear Policy, and the National Interest.

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