It was good news and bad news for the LSU Tigers as the NCAA transfer portal opened earlier this week. Junior wide receiver Kayshon Boutte announced on social media that he would return to Death Valley for his senior campaign, while Jack Bech announced he is entering the transfer portal.
“First off, I would like to thank God for the position he has put me in. I would like to thank my family and friends for continuing to support me both in high school and at LSU” Boutte said on social media Monday. “LSU has been nothing but amazing to me. While we did not achieve the overall goal, we still fought and produced results that will be a stepping stone for future success. I believe in this team, coaches, strength staff, nutrition staff, and training staff” the Westgate High product continued.
“While some stories will end here, mine will not.”
Boutte has 538 yards on 48 catches in 2022 to go along with a pair of touchdowns. He also had 509 yards and nine touchdowns in 2021 before missing the final seven games with an ankle injury.
Bech, on the other hand, has battled injuries all of 2022 and will now look to play a bigger role in a new offense.
“I would like to thank LSU for the opportunity to play the sport I love at the university I’ve loved since I could hold a football. In every stage of life, there’s change and I feel that my opportunity to grow as a player is elsewhere.”
Bech, who was a two-sport superstar at St Thomas More, only had 16 catches for 200 yards and one touchdown in 2022. Last season, Bech led the Tigers in receptions with 43 for 489 yards and three trips to the endzone.