Derrius Guice is dreaming big for next season.
On Monday night, the LSU running back tweeted a promise that he’ll be named an All-American next year. That’s a large goal, and if Guice can achieve that vision, then Tigers fans will be pleased come next December.
I promise you next year I'll be an All-American??
— 5⃣ (@DhaSickest) December 13, 2016
Earlier Monday, 18 SEC players were named to the Associated Press All-America team. Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson and Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram gained first-team offensive honors. Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson was a second-team selection on offense. LSU center Ethan Pocic, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard, Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk and Ole Miss kicker Gary Wunderlich were third-team selections on that side of the ball.
With LSU running back Leonard Fournette battling an ankle injury throughout the season, Guice came on strong for the Tigers. The sophomore has 1,249 yards with 14 touchdowns on 157 carries entering LSU’s matchup against Louisville in the Citrus Bowl on Dec. 31.
We’ll learn if Guice’s promise can lead to more production in 2017.