Nick Brossette hasn’t officially enrolled at LSU, but the running back is already a part of the Tigers family. Following the death of Brossette’s brother, the school is stepping up to help its new family member.

On Tuesday, LSU announced that it has established the Brossette Family Fund to help assist the family with funeral costs and daily living expenses after Mendel Esnault unexpectedly passed away last week. According to the school, Esnault had been the family’s sole provider while Brosette’s mother, Rita, underwent cancer treatment.

According to LSU, the fund is allowed under NCAA regulations.

Under NCAA rules, LSU is permitted to accept financial gifts and manage an account to assist the Brossette family. …Per NCAA rules, all contributions of any kind must go through this fund. Donors need to be aware that financial contributions to this fund are not tax deductible and not eligible for LSU Priority Points.

Brossette is a Baton Rouge native who won a state championship at University High School last year. He currently lives at home, along with a younger brother, according to the school. The four-star running back signed with LSU in February and will be on campus as a freshman this fall.

To donate to the Brossette Family Fund, you can visit here. Join us in wishing the Brossette family well in this difficult time.