LSU Football sophomore wide receiver Kayshon Boutte is among the best players in the nation.
The New Iberia, LA native is off to a tremendous start in 2021.
In four games, Boutte has caught 24 passes for 308 yards and eight touchdowns.
Over a 15 game season, that would extrapolate to 90 receptions for 1,155 yards and 30 touchdowns.
I think his touchdown pace will probably fall off a bit, while his yardage total picks up. Either way, you can see Boutte is on pace for a special season.
While Boutte’s on-field performance has been impressive during his first two seasons in Baton Rouge, that’s not what I find most impressive about the former five-star recruit.
Kayshon is a selfless player for LSU Football
The best thing about Boutte is how selfless he is as a player.
Boutte came to LSU with plenty of hype. He was the No. 2 wide receiver in the country in the 2020 recruiting class and the No. 24 overall rated player (247Sports composite rankings). He was expected to be a star and that’s exactly what he’s become in Baton Rouge.
But he’s not a diva wide receiver. Boutte is willing to do whatever it takes to help the Tigers win — including playing on special teams.
And Boutte doesn’t just play on special teams, he makes key plays, too.
Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron praised Boutte this week for the wide receiver’s special teams play in LSU’s win against Mississippi State.
“Boutte made two big tackles on punt team, which was phenomenal,” said Orgeron on Monday (via 247Sports). “Obviously, Kayshon is a great team player, playing all over the place for us.”
Boutte could easily just go through the motions while playing on special teams. But he doesn’t. He plays at 100 percent. That just shows what type of player and person he is. LSU fans should be proud he’s a Tiger.