Ed Orgeron says another LSU defender has reached out about opting back in for 2020
On Tuesday, Ed Orgeron shared that LSU welcomed back defensive lineman Neil Farrell Jr., a senior who had previously opted-out. Orgeron shared that the Tigers could be getting more help on the defensive line.
In late August, Tyler Shelvin informed the coaching staff he was opting out of the 2020 season. Shelvin, a starter on LSU’s national championship squad, has reportedly reached out to his Tigers teammates while his family has had communication with Orgeron.
“His family has called me,” Orgeron said Tuesday, according to Shea Dixon of Geaux247. “I have not spoken to Tyler. I know some of his teammates are talking to him.”
As was the case with Farrell, Shelvin would be welcomed back.
“We’d take him back, obviously,” Orgeron said, per Brooks Kubena of The Advocate. “We want him back. I don’t know where he’s at in his mind. If he doesn’t want to come back, obviously we wish him the best. If he wants to come back, like any member of our family, we’ll take him back.”
Shelvin recorded 39 tackles (3 for a loss) and 2 pass breakups last season on the defensive line.