Don’t read too much into JaCoby Stevens’ absence from spring game
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Question of the Day: Monday, April 23
For whatever reason, safety JaCoby Stevens continues to be a subject of complete fascination for the LSU fan base.
OK, so the reason is obvious — he was a 5-star signee who switched positions three times in his first year on campus. That prevented him from getting much playing time last season. And then came the spring game Saturday and Stevens wasn’t seen at all.
In rolled the questions.
Yes, Stevens is still alive. Walking, even. But he hasn’t been able to play much football lately. Stevens participated in LSU’s last two practices leading up to the spring game in a gold non-contact jersey. Whatever injury is ailing Stevens has not been disclosed.
The mystery of Stevens’ absence comes from the fact he wasn’t listed as a non-participant on the spring game roster with Ed Paris, Cam Lewis, Michael Divinity, Austin Deculus, Saahdiq Charles and Ed Alexander.
Obviously it is another frustrating turn for a player whose career remains grounded. Stevens came to LSU as a safety, was moved to wide receiver during fall camp, moved to H-back early last season, then moved back to safety when Ed Paris was lost for the season to an injury.
As it stands, Stevens remains behind John Battle, Grant Delpit, Eric Monroe and a presumably healthy Paris heading into camp in August. Delpit, who broke his collarbone in the spring game, should be ready to go by the time camp rolls around.
That leaves Stevens with some work to do to get on the field this fall when the saga continues.
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