LSU Gold
Position
Safety
Height
6'1
Weight
200
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Denton, Texas
High School
John H. Guyer HS
Experience
1L

CAREER
Played in 13 games in his only season with the Tigers in 2023 … Entered the transfer portal in April of 2024 … Joined the LSU program after a blue-chip prep career at John H. Guyer High School in Denton, Texas where he was rated one of the top players in Texas for the Class of 2023 … Recorded 16 tackles, including 6 on special teams, in his only season with the Tiges … Saw action on a total of 242 snaps (124 defense, 118 special teams) in 2023 … Majoring in management.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2023)
Appeared in all 13 games seeing action as a backup safety and on special teams … Played 124 defensive snaps with a season-high 21 in win over Florida … Played 20 snaps at Missouri and 19 at Mississippi State … Saw action on 118 special teams plays as he was starter on LSU’s kickoff coverage and punt return units … Had season-high 3 tackles in 3 games – Missouri, Florida, and Wisconsin … Broke up a pass at Ole Miss … Provided much needed depth in the back end of LSU’s secondary as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL
Highly-regarded safety prospect from John H. Guyer High School in Denton, Texas … Rated with 4-stars and one of the top players in the Class of 2023 in the state of Texas … Ranked No. 16 nationally at his position in the On3 Composite … In 15 games as a senior, accounted for 63 tackles, 11 pass breakups and 2 interceptions … Played both corner and safety in high school … Team went 14-1 overall, falling in the state semifinals in 2022 … As a junior, earned all-district honors with 42 tackles and 8 pass breakups for 14-2 team that reached the Texas 6A Division II State Championship contest … Under Armour All-American.

RYAN YAITES’ CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 3, 3x (Last: vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl; First: at Missouri, 2023)
Tackles for Loss: 0
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Arkansas
Interceptions: 0
Passes Breakups: 1 at Ole Miss, 2023
Fumble Recoveries: 0
QB Hurries: 0

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