There’s a chain reaction happening in Baton Rouge, La.
After LSU center Ethan Pocic confirmed he would return for his senior season, defensive tackle Christian LaCouture announced the same.
LaCouture posted his message on his Twitter account late Friday night with the following message:
“After careful consideration, I have decided to stay for my senior year at LSU,” LaCouture wrote. “These three years have the best time of my life. Looking forward to bringing a championship back to Baton Rouge! Geaux Tigers!”
The 6-foot-5, 307-pound defensive lineman was one of five Tigers to request draft grades from the NFL College Advisory Committee, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
It is unknown what grade LaCouture received from the committee.
The return of LaCouture means at least three of LSU’s starting defensive linemen will return for 2016. Defensive end Lewis Neal also requested a draft grade from the committee, but has yet to make an announcement on his intentions.
Underclassmen have until Jan. 18 to declare for the NFL Draft.