LSU can expect linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre’Davious White back next season, according to a report from Jim Kleinpeter of Nola.com.
— JimKleinpeter (@JimKleinpeter) January 16, 2016
Kleinpeter’s report offered insight as to what spurred each young man’s decision:
White spent time in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, to discuss his future with family members. White always had intentions of staying four years at LSU, but the decision became complicated once he was considered a possible first-round pick.
After much deliberation, White is strongly leaning toward returning for his senior campaign, according to sources.
Starting LSU middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith’s decision regarding his future is much anticipated by LSU coaches, players and fans alike. Beckwith’s decision was not an easy one, according to a source, but much like White, he is strongly favoring a return to Baton Rouge for his senior season.
Coach Les Miles will be more than happy, ecstatic, even, to have both White and Beckwith back. White proved to be an excellent shutdown corner in 2015, posting 44 tackles and a team-best seven pass breakups, and was also a factor on special teams in returning 20 punts for 229 yards and a touchdown. He also hinted back in December that he was considering a return to school.
Beckwith also lets LSU have a strong linebacker, with his having ranked second on the team with 84 tackles while also posting 3.5 sacks.
Needless to say, look for the Tigers’ defense to be a strong force in the SEC in 2016.