There were nothing but positives coming from the LSU camp after Saturday night’s 42-7 rout of Missouri under coach Ed Orgeron … until Sunday.
3-star junior college wide receiver Stephen Guidry de-committed from the Tigers five months after pledging to coach Les Miles and Dameyune Craig during the Bayou Picnic.
Guidry, the top-rated junior college wide receiver, is a Louisiana native. Despite being committed to LSU, he was courted heavily by an array of rival SEC powers such as Alabama, Auburn and, most notably, Mississippi State.
Members of the Mississippi State coaching staff were putting the full-court press on Guidry over the past couple of weeks. They were in attendance at the Hinds vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College game as late as last Thursday night.
LSU still holds firm commitments from 4-star wide receivers Jhamon Ausbon and Mannie Netherly. The team is still expected to reel in at least three, possibly four commitments from wide receivers in this 2017 cycle.
Next up is most likely 3-star New Orleans wide receiver Racey McMath, who is heavily leaning toward LSU and visited for the Mississippi State game. Another candidate to receive an offer this fall is Destrehan (La.) wide receiver Justin Jefferson, the younger brother of former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and current safety Rickey Jefferson.
It’s also worth noting that Guidry stated he’ll continue to consider LSU in the final months of his recruitments. That may be a long shot, depending on how Craig matriculates his options this fall.
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