Grand Island vs. Lincoln Southwest, 8.30.12

Lincoln Southwest's Christian LaCouture (88) deflects a pass from Grand Island quarterback Steven Cahoy (12) in the first quarter on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Seacrest Field.

FRANCIS GARDLER/Lincoln Journal Star

It appears Nebraska's 2013 football recruiting class is down a man.

Lincoln Southwest defensive lineman Christian LaCouture has informed Nebraska coaches of his plans to decommit, reported Sunday morning.

The senior is in the process of setting up a visit to LSU this weekend. At this point, it's unknown what other schools are showing interest, according to the website.

The report says LaCouture made his decommitment decision early last week, but the senior did not want the distractions of recruiting during Southwest's state playoff run.

Rated the No. 13 defensive tackle in the country, LaCouture said it was a "personal decision."

"It was a difficult decision, but I'm solid in it," he told, without going into specifics.

LaCouture did not return messages left by the Journal Star.

It's a unique situation in that LaCouture moved to Lincoln at the start of the school year after playing at College Station A&M Consolidated in Texas in 2011.

At the time of his transfer, his third high school in three years, he said he would be in Lincoln "for a long, long time."

LaCouture's decision would leave the current Husker class with 13 commitments.

Reach Brian Christopherson at or 402-473-7439. You can follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.


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