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Derrius Guice: Decision on draft ‘still in the air,’ will wait until after Citrus Bowl

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For the second time in a week, LSU junior running back Derrius Guice has given Tigers fans hope that he might play one more season in Baton Rouge.

In an Instagram post Monday night, Guice said his decision on whether to declare early for the NFL draft is “still in the air.”

This has been my face all year… started in camp when I injured my knee… played throughout most of the pain until some games I couldn’t. Many say they miss the old Guice, I do too. No player wants to be injured or play injured. I did the best I could this year for my team. We have grown so much this year as a football program and will only get better from her. Thanks to my coaches and teammates and loyal tiger fans for uplifting me when I was down and keeping me positive.. this season is not what I expected for myself and I know most didn’t expect it as well so sorry to disappoint! I’m finally 100% thank the lord🙏🏾 my decision to leave or stay is still in the air and I will not know until after the bowl game so respect that! Love you all ❤️

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He said he plans to make his decision after LSU plays Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl in January 1

Guice described his frustation of playing through injuries during his junior season, one year after leading the SEC in rushing yardage.

“Many say they miss the old Guice, I do too,” he wrote.

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Last week, Guice similarly indicated that he hadn’t made up his mind on a possible exit, tweeting “Don’t spoil the surprise” in response to a tweet from LSU punter Zach Von Rosenberg.

Despite his injury issues, Guice is generally viewed as a first-round pick should he elect to enter the draft. If he returns to LSU, he would almost certainly conclude his career as one of the Tigers’ top-five career rushers and could make a run at the second-place mark of Dalton Hilliard, which stands at 4,050 yards.

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