LSU has Stephen Guidry back on board.
The top-ranked junior college wide receiver recommitted to the Tigers, picking his home-state school over Mississippi State and Arizona State on Friday night. He announced the decision on Twitter.
The No. 7 overall junior-college player was the first player in LSU’s 2017 recruiting class to decommit after Les Miles was fired Sept. 25. Guidry, who was once committed to South Carolina, initially gave his verbal pledge to LSU in May.
Guidry, a four-star prospect, revealed on Twitter on Thursday that he was extended a new offer by the Tigers’ new staff under Ed Orgeron, which now includes recently hired offensive coordinator Matt Canada. He becomes the second wide receiver to commit to the Tigers’ 2017 class, joining four-star wideout Mannie Netherly.
LSU now has 19 commitments for next year's class, which is ranked sixth nationally, according to 247Sports.com.
Guidry, a 6-foot-4, 190-pounder from Morganza, started his college career at McNeese State. He redshirted as a freshman and then transferred to Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi. He finished up high school career at Livonia High after Pointe Coupee Central closed down.
LSU will lose at least two of its current nine receivers on scholarship next year. One, Travin Dural, is graduating. Sophomore Jazz Ferguson, who was serving a suspension, announced Thursday on Twitter that he would be transferring. Four of the nine receivers on scholarship are freshmen.
Ferguson became the fifth wideout to transfer from LSU in the last year, joining Tyron Johnson (Oklahoma State), John Diarse (TCU), Kevin Spears (Jacksonville State) and Trey Quinn (SMU).
The Tigers also have three draft-eligible juniors – Malachi Dupre, D.J. Chark and Russell Gage. The most likely of the three to bypass on his senior season is Dupre, one of two LSU juniors who are projected for selection in the NFL draft, according to WalterFootball.com and CBSSports.com.
On Thursday, Tony Pauline of draftanalyst.com reported that Dupre is expected to declare for the NFL draft. Dupre has not made an announcement, and the signing deadline isn't until Jan. 16.
The New Orleans native is the sixth-ranked wide receiver prospect, according to WalterFootball.com, and is projected as a second- to third-round pick.