RB John Emery says he'll remain with LSU for final season

LSU running back John Emery Jr., a former five-star recruit who entered the transfer portal in April, will instead remain with the Tigers for his final season.

Emery, who recently graduated from LSU, announced his decision Friday on Instagram, writing, "I'm staying home." The player from Destrehan, Louisiana, who was ranked No. 11 in the 2019 recruiting class, has 1,062 career rushing yards and 14 touchdowns with LSU, starting five games and appearing in 37.

Emery appeared in seven games last season for LSU, playing behind Logan Diggs and others. He missed all of the 2021 season because of academic issues after logging 75 carries in 2020 and 76 in 2022.

LSU returns veteran Josh Williams and promising sophomore Kaleb Williams, but Diggs transferred to Ole Miss and quarterback Jayden Daniels, the team's leading rusher and Heisman Trophy winner, moved on to the NFL.