The 6-4, 247-pound defensive end
He had a banner year last season when he recorded more than 132 tackles and 10 sacks before injuring himself in a freak accident during practice.
"I was at practice one day and one of my teammates just ran into me," recalled Sykes. "He broke my left humorous bone."
However, Sykes said he isn't going to let his injury affect his performance on the playing field.
"I'm back to 100 percent," said Sykes. "It's like I wasn't even hurt. I know that I can't think about it, because if I let it get into my head I will play scared, and I don't want to play that way."
Sykes has already picked up offers from most of the SEC, in addition to some pretty prestigious programs from around the country.
Sykes said he likes LSU because of the coaching staff.
"I've talked to all the coaches," said Sykes. "Last summer I went to one of their camps and they said they were impressed with my performance. They said they would like to see me again but I don't believe I'm going to get to go again this summer."
Academics will also play a role in Sykes' decision and that is playing heavily into LSU's favor.
"They have great coaches and a great staff," said Sykes. "Their football program is really nice and they have a huge academic facility just for the athletes. I was probably the most impressed with that. I want to get my education first and foremost."
The 4-star defensive end said he
will be taking in a camp at
"My top five are LSU,