‘Don’t spoil the surprise’: Derrius Guice tweets about (possible) LSU return

Derrius Guice
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So you’re saying there’s a chance?

LSU junior running back Derrius Guice doesn’t seem to be ruling out the possibility of a return to Baton Rouge next season.

Guice appeared to leave the door open in an overnight Twitter exchange with Tigers punter Zach Von Rosenberg.

Von Rosenberg had cited statistics pointing out that Guice, should he return next season, would be within striking distance of Kevin Faulk’s school career rushing record. In three seasons, including 2015, when he saw limited playing time because Leonard Fournette was entrenched as the starter, Guice has 2,976 career yards and an SEC rushing title in 2016.

That’s when Guice responded.

Still, Guice is widely expected to head for the NFL draft, where he is a potential first-round selection; coach Ed Orgeron has acknowledged the possibility.

But the thought that maybe, just maybe, Guice could follow in the path of Georgia’s Nick Chubb — who should become the No. 2 rusher in SEC history — and stay a fourth year on campus? That’s a possibility that would brighten the day — and serve as an extra Christmas present of sorts — for fans.

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