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Coach Kelly on Kayshon Boutte’s Decision to Reverse Course

LSU football coach Brian Kelly declined to reveal any specifics into the timeline behind LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte’s decision to reverse course and declare for the 2023 NFL Draft on Wednesday, Kelly said in a news conference Sunday.

Kelly announced Wednesday that Boutte was “unavailable” to play in Monday’s Citrus Bowl against Purdue despite Boutte saying Dec. 5 that he was returning to LSU for the 2023 season. In Wednesday’s release, Kelly also stated that Boutte was enrolled at LSU for the spring semester.

Boutte then declared for the 2023 NFL Draft just hours following Kelly’s statement.

“Unavailable, as you know, means I can’t speak to some of the reasons behind it or I would have been more specific,” Kelly said Sunday.