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LSU Star Wide Receiver Kayshon Boutte Makes Shocking Decision

Kayshon Boutte, LSU Tigers Football

Kayshon Boutte wants to win a national championship, and he wants to do it as a Tiger.

The standout receiver announced that he will return to LSU for his senior season on Monday.

Boutte burst onto the national scene as a freshman in 2020, when he caught 45 passes for 735 yards and five touchdowns, four of which came in the final two games. In 2021, Boutte scored nine touchdowns in six games before succumbing to a season-ending injury.

His momentum came to a halt this season, catching 48 passes for 538 yards and two touchdowns. 

“LSU has been nothing but amazing to me,” Boutte said in a post on social media. “My growth under the new staff has helped me to reach new levels. While we did not achieve the overall goal, we still fought and produced results that will be a stepping stone for future success. The goal is always to win a national championship at LSU and that will never change. We made strides this year but ultimately fell short. That is why I believe we can accomplish many things moving forward.”

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both had Boutte as their fifth-ranked draft-eligible receiver.

“I believe in this team, coaches, strength staff, nutrition staff and training staff," Boutte said. "It is important to follow your dreams and live with the results. While some stories end here, mine will not… LET’S LOCK IN AND FOCUS ON THE MAIN GOAL OF ANY LSU TIGER: WINNING A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!” 

The Tigers fell short of a College Football Playoff appearance this year, beating Alabama and winning the SEC West but losing to Texas A&M in the final week of the regular season.

No. 17 LSU plays Purdue in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 2.