Stephen Guidry did not sign his letter of intent with LSU on Feb. 1, and he may never do so after what occurred Saturday night.
Guidry, a 4-star wide receiver and the top-ranked junior college prospect at the position in the 2017 recruiting class, de-committed from LSU on Saturday.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect originally from Louisiana announced his de-commitment after not signing his letter of intent on National Signing Day. Guidry was not academically qualified to enroll at LSU and had to postpone his enrollment until December.
Those plans have since changed.
The former Livonia (La.) High School standout has instead reopened his recruitment and is back on the market for interested programs. Mississippi State and Arizona State were the two notable schools showing a lot of interest in Guidry before LSU re-offered the wide receiver in December of 2016.
LSU took in two wide receivers in its 2017 signing class — Mannie Netherly, who is already participating in spring practices, and Racey McMath, who will move onto campus in June and join the team in August for fall camp.
LSU holds one commitment from a wide receiver in its 2018 recruiting class — Jaray Jenkins — and is expected to reel in as many as five wideouts in this cycle.
It appears that Guidry’s academic issues led to his second de-commitment from LSU.
Sources on the LSU side indicated to SEC Country that the team had stopped recruiting Guidry after National Signing Day came and went. Instead, the Tigers’ coaching staff devoted its attention to other recruits at the wide receiver position. Guidry’s track record was too risky after failing to qualify academically twice in the past year.