Andre Anthony won’t see the field for LSU this season, but not by his choice.
The freshman will enroll for fall classes, but is unable to participate in team activities until the spring after the NCAA denied his eligibility after failing to uncover all the coursework from his high school career.
The 4-star recruit from New Orleans has not let yet another hiccup in his life put a damper on his football dreams.
On Friday afternoon, Anthony posted this video of his training as he prepares for his LSU debut next spring when he’ll be eligible to finally to practice with his Tiger ‘mates.
they will not deny me this…the best revenge is to improve yourself .. Savage 4️⃣ Life .. pic.twitter.com/iYmmwa46Jo
— 7⃣AVAGE..☔️ (@DreAnthony7) August 5, 2016
The blue-chip prospect is training with the mindset that he can be a force when he arrives at LSU. Anthony, who measures up at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, was rated as the No. 15 weak-side defensive end in the Class of 2016, figures to be a major addition to next year’s linebacking corps as a 3-4 Buck linebacker.
Anthony was forced to transfer from his high school, Miller-McCoy Academy in New Orleans East, after the charter school shut down in the spring of 2015. Anthony’s family opted to enroll him at Edna Karr in February prior to the May shutdown, where he finished the school year out in 2015 and graduated the following spring. Anthony’s final grades and test scores were all up to the necessary benchmarks, but because of Miller-McCoy’s shut down, the NCAA was unable to gather all of the necessary materials to allow him to enroll this summer.
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.