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It all started with a tweet. Simple enough, right?
Kary Vincent Jr. isn't necessarily shy, but earned the nickname "Streetz Hottest Youngin'" from his #LSUFootball teammates.
— Hilary Scheinuk (@hscheinukphoto) February 21, 2018
Per The Advocate’s Hilary Scheinuk, LSU cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. earned the nickname “Streetz Hottest Youngin'” from his teammates on the LSU football team. Then, those same teammates found the tweet, starting with senior safety John Battle.
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— John Battle IV 🦇 (@JBIV000) February 21, 2018
Then came the bigger attacks. In an article with The Advocate, Vincent claimed to be pulling double duty working between football and track in the spring. His teammates, starting with Delpit and Battle, called his bluff. Vincent hasn’t been going to football meetings, according to his teammates.
Tight end Foster Moreau landed the most vicious blow.
You must’ve been getting pretty lost these past few weeks. Here’s the address of LSU’s Indoor Practice Facility, in case you forgot:)
Louisiana State University
2834–3398 Skip Bertman Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States https://t.co/eEyYpEKz6S
— Foster Moreau (@fhmoreau) February 22, 2018
And in case you’re wondering, there is someone who does claim to be the REAL Streetz Hottest Youngin’. His name is Tyron Johnson, formerly a wide receiver at LSU before transferring to Oklahoma State.
I see I left a Legacy at lsu 🤦♂️ lol https://t.co/kqcDCiEug8
— Big Billy国王 (@_TBJXIII) February 22, 2018
Of all the stories we’ve reported in the Bayou Bengal Briefing, this is one of the most entertaining. If more tweets come out of the Kare Bear vs. Streetz Hottest Youngin’ battle, we’ll keep you updated.
In LSU recruiting news
Wednesday was a big day for LSU recruiting, with offers going out to some of the biggest names in the country. Here’s a recap of what you might’ve missed:
- The Tigers offered the No. 1 quarterback for the Class of 2020
- 4-star WR has the purple and gold in the lead
- Elite OLB Marcel Brooks named his top 2
- No. 3 CB in the country scheduled a visit to Baton Rouge
- How goes the quest to build wall around Louisiana?
In NFL draft news
According to anonymous NFL executives, former LSU edge rusher Arden Key is one of the players who has the most to prove at the 2018 NFL combine next week.
This shouldn’t be a shock, as many mock drafts have dropped Key from the first round, after coming into last season as a projected top 10 pick. One such mock draft belongs to ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., who released his second mock draft on Wednesday. Key wasn’t in his first round, but Derrius Guice and Donte Jackson were. Guice was picked to go No. 20 to the Detroit Lions, while Jackson is forecasted No. 31 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
LSU baseball update
The bats went off on Wednesday night as the LSU baseball team defeated UNO 14-6 at Alex Box Stadium to improve to 2-2 on the season. Freshmen Hal Hughes and Daniel Cabrera led the way with 2-for-4 performances with 2 RBI apiece, while junior starting pitcher Cam Sanders looked awful, allowing 3 runs without recording an out before being removed.
The team returns to the field on Friday for the first game of a three-game series versus Texas. Game 1 is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT on Friday and will be streamed online through WatchESPN.
One baseball note to watch is the health status of sophomore centerfielder Zach Watson. A preseason All-America honoree, Watson strained his oblique pregame Wednesday and should be considered day-to-day. LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri expects to know more about Watson’s status by Thursday.
If Watson can’t play, the Tigers will be without their two most productive returning contributors from 2017. Shortstop Josh Smith is out for a month with a back injury.
Today in made-up holidays
According to the folks at NationalDayCalendar.com, Feb. 22 is National California Day. So, in honor of the state, here’s a list of the last five LSU football players to hail from the left coast state:
- Kicker Cole Tracy (Camarillo)
- Quarterback Hayden Rettig (Los Angeles)
- Offensive lineman Fehoko Fanaika (Sacramento)
- Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (Elk Grove)
- Wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins (Stockton)
The more you know, right?
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