LSU lineman Neil Farrell expected to opt back in for the coming season
Good news for LSU on Monday as senior defensive lineman Neil Farrell Jr. is expected to opt back in down in Baton Rouge.
There is speculation that fellow lineman Tyler Shelvin could also opt back in but that news has not yet been confirmed.
News of Farrell’s return to LSU was first reported by Brody Miller of The Athletic.
Farrell appeared in all 14 games for LSU last season, starting three games. With the Tigers transition from Dave Aranda’s 3-4 defense to Bo Pelini’s 4-3 defense this offseason, LSU could use all the quality linemen they can get heading into a 10-game SEC schedule.
Last season, Farrell registered 45 tackles (the most among all linemen on the team) with three sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and four QB hurries.
Farrell originally opted out back on Aug. 8 and was the first Tiger to make that decision. Since that time, LSU has suffered opt-outs from receiver Ja’Marr Chase, defensive back Kary Vincent and Shelvin.