College Football Star Changes His Mind About the 2023 NFL Draft

After all, wide receiver Kayshon Boutte from LSU is turning pro.Boutte declared for the 2023 NFL Draft on Wednesday night, going against his previous intention to remain in school.

He shared his new decision on Twitter.Boutte won't be available for Monday's Citrus Bowl game against Purdue, LSU head coach Brian Kelly announced earlier on Wednesday.

He was still enrolled for the spring semester, though the statement didn't indicate why he wouldn't play.Before suffering an ankle injury that terminated his 2021 season,

Boutte appeared to be headed for stardom after scoring nine touchdowns in six games as a sophomore.

He only managed 48 receptions for 538 yards and two scores in 11 games this season, falling short of that high bar.

The Louisiana native saved one of his best performances for last, accumulating 107 yards and a touchdown in LSU's loss to Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.

To become a potential Day 1 or Day 2 pick, Boutte will miss his senior year at Death Valley.

The 6-foot wideout is ranked as the No. 39 talent in the 2023 NFL Draft class by The Athletic's Dane Brugler.