LSU star Kayshon Boutte will eschew the upcoming NFL Draft and return to Baton Rouge for his senior season, the wide receiver announced Monday. Boutte was projected as a consensus first-round pick, but is passing on the opportunity in hopes of competing for a title in 2023. 

"LSU has been nothing but amazing to me," Boutte said. "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 ... 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." 

The decision is quite a flip for Boutte after conflict early in the season fueled transfer rumors. Boutte wiped all references to LSU from his social media after a painful 24-23 loss to Florida State in the season opener and had just one catch for four yards in a narrow 21-17 win over Auburn.