In the same way that LSU's Russell Shepard insinuated that he was leaving for the NFL or transferring to another program, the junior wide receiver reversed himself and announced that he will be returning to the Tigers for his senior season.
"I would like to tell everyone that I had a great talk with my family and Coach Miles and I will be attending LSU for my senior season..."
This stands in direct contrast to the tweet Shepard sent out following Monday night's loss to Alabama in the BCS Championship.
It read: "Thanks for your support Tiger Nation...but I have to do what's best for my family and myself...Geaux Tigers."
From the beginning Shepard's comments appeared to have more to do with his frustration for seeing just three snaps in the LSU's loss rather than having had gained positive feedback from NFL scouts.
Shephard, a highly recruited quarterback and wide receiver prospect out of high school, flashed some big play ability throughout his career with the Tigers but had been passed up on the depth chart. His junior season was marred by an early suspension and he caught just 14 passes in 2011 for 190 yards and four touchdowns.
With fellow junior receiver Rueben Randle off to the NFL, Shepard's chances at having a much stronger role in 2012 is good. Randle led the team in catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and that production will have to go somewhere. At this point Shepard is NFLDraftScout.com's No. 12 ranked receiver in the class of 2013.