Kayshon Boutte's return raises the bar for LSU in 2023

Kayshon Boutte is returning to LSU for the 2023 season, something that seemed unthinkable just a few months ago.

Boutte entered the year as a top NFL prospect. Despite an injury cutting his 2021 short,

he had demonstrated enough to be considered among the top receivers in the country.

Rumors swirled last offseason of a possible transfer. Boutte was working his way back from injury and not attending workouts leading up to spring ball.

It became a public saga when Brian Kelly discussed the issue at a press conference.

In what Kelly later described as “firing a shot across his bow,” Kelly said Boutte needs to be involved with the team, whether he’s injured or not.

Kelly said he didn’t know Boutte well at the time and a public call-out was the only way to get through to him.

 He had just 96 yards through four games and didn’t catch a touchdown until the Tennessee contest.

Following the Florida State game, Boutte went dark on social media,

and people speculated that Boutte was frustrated with the program. It turned out to be nothing as Boutte was in meetings the next day.


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