LSU coach Brian Kelly wants his best players to set the example. On the Tigers, that starts with wide receiver Kayshon Boutte, so it’s no surprise that Kelly is staying on his top guy during the first days of LSU training camp.

“He’s totally committed to what we’re doing and how we do it,” Kelly said.

Later in Kelly’s post-practice media session he talked about Boutte’s potential in what could be his final season at LSU.

Kelly knows that LSU’s offense can’t reach its full potential without a big season from Boutte.

The 6-foot, 200-pound receiver had an impressive first half of the 2021 season, catching 38 passes for 509 yards and 9 touchdowns. But he suffered an ankle injury in the sixth game against Kentucky and missed the rest of the season.

Boutte had additional surgery on the ankle that kept him sidelined for the spring. Despite the injury, Kelly made it clear that he had high demands for the receiver.

“He’s a good kid,” Kelly said at the time. “But this has been a rough spot for him. You tend to get distracted because you’re not involved in everything. He’s learning you’ve got to be involved in everything, whether you’re injured or not.”

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