LSU WR Jontre Kirklin announces plans for 2021 season
Although the 2020 season didn’t go quite as well as LSU had hoped, it will try to turn things back around in 2021. And one member of the Tigers’ offense has just decided to come back to try to help that happen.
On Friday, LSU senior wide receiver Jontre Kirklin announced that he’s returning to the team next season. Kirklin is able to come back because the NCAA is giving all players an extra year of eligibility due to the uncertainty of playing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kirklin had 13 receptions for 184 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games this past season. His best showing came in a win at Vanderbilt on Oct. 3, when he had three receptions for 65 yards and two touchdowns.
Before 2020, Kirklin had only three receptions over his first three years with the Tigers. He mostly played on special teams during that stretch, while also getting some time on the other side of the ball at defensive back.
If Kirklin can build off his best season yet, then perhaps he’ll have an even larger role on LSU’s offense next season.
Kirklin announced his decision to return with a video on Instagram:
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