LSU landed a commitment from the top-ranked receiver in junior college and a low-profile fullback from Georgia.
Stephen Guidry, a Hinds County Community College standout and former Livonia star, and Tory Carter, a 6-foot-2, 255-pound fullback, pledged to the Tigers during the program’s Bayou Picnic event on Saturday, they each posted on their Twitter accounts.
It gives LSU three commitments in 24 hours and two during an afternoon, increasing the 2017 commitment class to 10 players. The group is ranked No. 10 in 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Guidry, a 6--4, 190-pound 2017 prospect, chose the Tigers over several other offers, including those from Alabama and Georgia. The Crimson Tide was seen as a favorite to land Guidry’s commitment, but he picked the Tigers after visiting Baton Rouge for a second time Saturday in the past week. He’s ranked as the No.1 junior college receiver in the nation, according to 247Sports.com.
Carter, a Lee County High player from Leesburg, Georgia, is not rated in 247Sports’ rankings. Carter became the third catch for Les Miles and the Tigers over the last day. Texas offensive lineman Austin Deculus committed to LSU on Friday.
During Livonia High’s march to the 3A state title game in 2014, Guidry, then a senior, caught 34 passes for 832 yards and 12 touchdowns — his only year at the school. He previously played at Pointe Coupee Central. The school closed after the 2013 football season.
Guidry spent his freshman season at McNeese State, redshirting that year, before leaving for Hinds in January. He will have three season of eligibility and is on track to graduate next spring.