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Stephen Guidry decommits from LSU; what does that mean for South Carolina?

The one-time Gamecocks pledge has reopened his recruitment in the wake of Les Miles’ firing.

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Les Miles’ firing at LSU just over a week ago hasn’t had the negative recruiting impact you’d expect thus far. Ed Orgeron and the staff down in Baton Rouge has done a good job of hanging on to the players already in place, not surprising since Orgeron is known as one of the best recruiters in the country.

However, the Tigers did end up losing one of its more anticipated players. And it’s a name Gamecocks will remember: JUCO wideout Stephen Guidry.

Guidry, as you’ll remember, committed to the Gamecocks back in March. However, about eight and a half weeks later, he reopened his recruitment following a visit from LSU coaches. The Bayou State product would later (somewhat unsurprisingly) pledge to Miles and the Tigers in May.

So what does this mean for the Gamecocks? Well, it could clearly have some implications for the team. The program is facing uncertainty surrounding Deebo Samuel, who has struggled to remain on the field due to persistent hamstring issues. Will Muschamp has garnered commitments from OrTre Smith and ATH Shi Smith at the position and currently has Carolina in the lead for Georgia’s Chad Terrell. He could possibly be interested in regaining Guidry’s pledge, but that’s if he feels that Guidry will be a better option moving forward than Terrell. However, Auburn and Mississippi State look to be two of the teams challenging for Guidry’s services.

Keep an eye on this throughout the next few weeks.