LSU running back Derrius Guice put out an Instagram post late Monday Night to talk about his knee injury during this season and said that he does not expect to make a decision on the NFL Draft until after the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

Guice injured his knee in preseason camp and re-injured the knee vs. Mississippi State on September 16 but says he is 100-percent now.

He finished the season with 1,153 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns despite missing the Troy game and had limited playing time in other games because of the injury.

Many believe the junior from Baton Rouge is expected to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the draft, although Guice says the decision will not come until after the Bowl game. Various NFL Draft analysts predict that Guice will be selected in the first round.

Here is Guice's message on Instagram:

quote:

dhasickestt: 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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I love the kid, but no NFL caliber running back should play college ball for more than three years, even if they redshirt. The attrition at the position is just too high, and that clock is ticking even in practice. We'll be good with Clyde. Go get your fortune, kid.
Reply5 months
Yep. Go get that fat paycheck Mr. Guice! You earned it.
5 months
Brother, if this season was a disappointment, I missed it. You gave 110% every time out. Always a pleasure to watch and love your lighthearted humor with reporters after games. A true ambassador for LSU! You are a 1st rd. pick and no one expects you to pass that up! I know I speak for all Tiger fans when I say geaux with our blessings and thanks for being a Tiger! Of course, if you decide to come back we certainly won’t hold that against you! God Bless!
Reply5 months
Was just about to say the same. If anyone was disappointed watching Guice run the ball at LSU then they didnt understand what they were watching. He ran HARD every single time he touched the ball!! Cant say that about many RBs in College ir the Pros. Good luck DG you will be missed!!!
5 months
Hope he goes off against ND! 200+
Reply5 months
Love this guy for his additude and demeanor. Could have went off the rails quickly, but fought through the pain and injuries for the bigger goal. NFL is ready to pay him what he deserves, he will be another great RB out of NFLU. Congradualtions Mr Guice go earn your respect in the NFL.
Reply5 months
He gone
Reply5 months
All us Tiger Fans expect is for the players to give 100% of their ability. DG you gave your all and many memories for us to cherish. Your a great TIGER. Go get em in the bowl game.
Reply5 months
As an Aggie fan, I can't wait to see that little ball of hate in the NFL. Just a straight up beast and I have nothing but respect for him as an opponent.
Reply5 months
Guice is such a great Tiger. Always worked hard, great leader and seems to have a great perspective on life. Big fan of this guy.
Reply5 months
Yea, I like reading/hearing him talk. His positive attitude is uplifting.
5 months
Will I be upset if Guice goes pro? Absolutely not. Will I be upset if he decides to stay for his senior year? Absolutely not.
Reply5 months
Do I sometimes make statements by first asking myself questions that no one else is expecting me to answer, and then answer those questions? ... Whoops, sorry, was that question for me? I must not have been listening to the question. Can I repeat the question please?
5 months
Even tho i'd like him to stay, he should go to the NFL because of injuries.
Reply5 months
As much as I would selfishly love this guy to come back, I would feel like garbage if he suffered a serious injury next year. Make your fortune, Guice, but dont forget about us.
Reply5 months
Can some booster find a Bama solution to keep Guice?
Reply5 months
McK and CHS alum. BR through and through. I remember being shocked the first game I saw him in as a freshman...the most violent style I've ever seen. I'm glad he has had football to help him address his demons - and always with a smile. He is a top 5 Tiger of all time. I hope he tears up the NFL and has enough money to shower on himself and his loved ones for the rest of his life. Derrius, go forward guilt free, young man. It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to watch you do what you do. I predict you will go on to do something more for the world than just thrilling them with a football in your hands. Good luck!
Reply5 months
Good message.
5 months
Big Scrub, I don't often agree with your postings, but I have to give props for this post. Well done sir. Good luck to Guice in his future endeavors.
5 months
It was his dream to wear Purple & Gold. He realized that dream, and here is hoping he continues to fulfill all of his dreams.
Reply5 months
True Tiger
Reply5 months
I'd love for him to stay, but it just isn't the smart move for him. He should be a first round pick as it stands currently. He already had an injury this year and coming back will just be another chance he injures himself before getting a paycheck. Unless his draft stock has fallen, he should go. He's been a great tiger and I'm glad to have been able to watch him suit up for us.
Reply5 months
Love this guy, first class all the way
Reply5 months
There's absolutely zero chance that guice will be back next season at LSU. He is a first round pick for sure and you can't bama him for leaving. It was a blast watching him play in the p&g and I will enjoy keeping up with him as he furthers his career in the nfl. Best of luck to guice, he is one of my favorite tigers to ever suit up for LSU. He will represent our university, our city, and our state very well. Good luck derrius, Geaux tigers!
Reply5 months
..."Various NFL Draft analysts predict that Guice will be selected in the first round." Did you not read the post? I agree with you he'll leave, but his size and running style is atypical for the NFL. I think early second round.
5 months
Either way I like him. I wouldn't be surprised if he came back. Its just a hunch. I'm no one special predicting this. I don't think he has anything else to prove, but whatever he does I hope for nothing but the best.
Reply5 months
This young man has been one of my favorite Tigers of all time and I have seen a lot of them! To DG, Young man, do what you think is best for yourself. We will support whatever decision you make. Would love to see you playing football in any uniform you wear next season. Best of luck!!!
Reply5 months
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