The (seemingly annual) early-entry bleeding for LSU has subsided a bit.
At a press conference held late Tuesday afternoon, offensive tackle La’el Collins announced that he has decided to eschew an early jump to the NFL and instead return to the Tigers for another season.
The 6-5, 315-pound Collins started all 25 games in which he played the past two seasons. Following the 2013 season, the offensive tackle was named second-team All-SEC.
Over the past two weeks, the Tigers have lost running back Jeremy Hill (HERE); defensive tackles Ego Ferguson (HERE) and Anthony Johnson (HERE); wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham (HERE); and offensive lineman Trai Turner (HERE) to early entry into the NFL draft. Last season, a record 10 Tiger players left early for the pros.