LSU defensive lineman Neil Farrell opting back in for 2020 season

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Neil Farrell Jr.
(Photo: Terrill Weil)

LSU defensive lineman Neil Farrell, who was the first Tiger to opt out due to COVID-19 concerns, was possibly returning to the team, first reported the Rivals.com LSU website on Sunday.

Brody Miller of The Athletic followed up Monday, confirming the senior from Mobile is indeed coming back to play for the Tigers in 2020 before Farrell made it public on his Twitter account.

Coaches at LSU have made it known to both players that they are open to them opting back in with no deadline, provided the player is enrolled in school then he is still eligible.

Farrell tweeted out his decision to opt out on Aug. 8, citing his family had been hit very hard by the coronavirus and he planned to return to LSU next year.

Rivals also reports via sources that LSU defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin will not opt back in but Mike Scarbrough of Tiger Bait and Miller contradicted that report.

The Notre Dame-Crowley product is likely to enter next year’s NFL Draft.

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