Chants of “One more year!” rained down as Devin White took in the LSU-Alabama basketball game last Tuesday night.
Those pleas fell on deaf ears. White is saddling up and riding off into the sunset.
LSU’s All-American linebacker and Butkus Award winner on Monday announced that he would forgo his senior season and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
White, like teammate Greedy Williams, is projected to come off the board early in the first round. The allure of being such a high pick proved too strong to ignore.
The two-time All-SEC selection finishes his college career with a strong case for being the best linebacker in program history. He leaves LSU having recorded 286 tackles, 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and four recoveries.
With White gone, Patrick Queen is in line to start alongside Jacob Phillips at inside linebacker next year. Micah Baskerville and Damone Clark will also be in the mix.
Today is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL Draft. LSU lost three underclassmen in White, Williams and Ed Alexander.
Rashard Lawrence, Kristian Fulton, Breiden Fehoko and Michael Divinity have all confirmed they’ll be back for their senior seasons in 2019.