Christian LaCouture—a 6'5", 267-pound defensive lineman from Lincoln, Neb.—decommitted from the Nebraska Cornhuskers Sunday, according to Damon Sayles of ESPN.com. LaCouture told Sayles he had been questioning his commitment for a while.
“It was a difficult decision, but I'm solid in it," LaCouture told Josh Harvey of BigRedReport.com.
LaCouture, who committed to the Cornhuskers in May, transferred to Lincoln Southwest High School in Nebraska for his senior season. He played at A&M Consolidated High School in Texas his junior year. The high school senior played his last high school game Friday when his team lost in the first round of the playoffs.
LaCouture was committed to Texas A&M during his junior year of high school but reopened his recruitment after after Mike Sherman was fired.
The 4-star recruit will visit LSU this weekend for their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. He also holds offers from Texas A&M, Michigan, Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma State and several other Division I schools.
Greg Powers of Scout.com says of LaCouture:
LaCouture is strong at the point of attack. He uses his hands very well and uses a wide array of moves to get off of blocks and make plays. he does a great job of keeping his eyes in the backfield. He pursues the ball relentlessly and does not give up on plays. he will make the tough plays sometimes look easy. He is a very coachable player and soaks up information and utilizes it. His frame still has room for development and growth.
LaCouture played defensive end and some defensive tackle for Lincoln Southwest. He is considered the 14th-best strong-side defensive end in the 2013 class by 247Sports.com and the 13th-best defensive tackle by Scout.com.
LSU has two defensive ends committed for the 2013 class, with 4-star Frank Herron and 3-star Michael Patterson. Tevin Lawson, a 4-star recruit, is the Tigers' only defensive tackle for the 2013 class.
There is no word on whether LaCouture will take any more visits after LSU. It will be hard for other schools to compare with the atmosphere he will see Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.