LSU Sports - Chris Parent (@chrisparent)
Multiple sources have reported that LSU sophomore defensive back Kelvin Joseph has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, which allows other schools to recruit him.

Joseph still has the option to remove his name from the portal and remain at LSU if he chooses but the Baton Rouge native has not made a final decision at this time.

He did, however, send out the following tweets on Monday morning after news broke that he could be leaving the program.


Joseph was a highly recruited safety from Scotlandville Magnet in Baton Rouge for the 2018 class but moved to cornerback for his freshman season because of depth issues in LSU's secondary.

LSU's cornerback positions for the upcoming season are expected to be filled by senior Kristian Fulton and true freshman standout Derek Stingley.
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Either STFU, stay and compete or STFU and go. It's that simple.
Reply24 months
I saw Kelvin as a very valuable piece to the secondary because of his flexibility and versatility, similar to Jacoby Stephens...would hate it but the secondary will be fine
Reply24 months
It can only be 1 of 3 things - grades, competition or some internal infraction LSU has that other schools don't. The kid is from here... if it's anything "personal", here is where it gets fixed.
Reply24 months
NCAA transfer portal is the new nfl free agency. Teams low on db’s contact Joseph and offer money. Joseph says “don’t judge me” and plays for another team. It’s going to be the downfall of college football.
Reply24 months
IF it is truly a personal issue, then the best of luck to the young man. If its competition or a petty issue related to coaching, let him walk. I have zero empathy in these situations. TEAM still stands for something.
Reply24 months
If he transfers in state... then his comment about his situation means he either go he arse in hot water, can't make the grades or some boo wants their baby daddy closer.
Reply24 months
tons of injuries throughout the season.. and we need subs to stay fresh, there will be many many ways for him to show what he can do this year.. cant keep the same guys on the field the whole time... if he bails.. he will regret it when he sees one of the starters @ lsu go down with a twisted ankle.. plus he has two more years to play.. i dont think he should leave.. no matter what team he plays for.. if he was born to compete, then why is he giving up on competing at lsu?
Reply24 months
Well, why dont you tell us your situation..therfore eliminating our reason to "judge" But it sounds as if youre letting your team down in some way.
Reply24 months
Maybe it ain’t none of your business...
24 months
If it isn't our business then he shouldn't tweet his personal shitt out.
24 months
Wonder if it has anything to do with the trip to Miami with NBA Youngboy
Reply24 months
I would hope he would stay We have a long history of needing a lot of good players each year. I was thinking he would play a good bit this year.
Reply24 months
hmmmmm. Well, I wish him the best. Oh and I will shush myself on his judgement.
Reply24 months
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Promise Kelvin Joseph playing time and deliver it.
Reply24 months
I mean, he could easily slide to free safety or nickel. He'd be the guy to start after Fulton graduates. Hopefully he reconsiders before anything official happens.
Reply24 months
He's better at safety
24 months
Born to compete but running from competition. Okay got it ??
Reply24 months
Obviously you can’t comprehend well. He said that’s not the reason he’s transferring so obviously it must be grades or other issues other than competition. Smh
24 months
I hope he stays. This reminds me of the Xavier Lewis situation. He transfer to Southeastern I believe because of competition. Next thing you know we are hurting at the CB position had he would have stayed he would have definitely been in the rotation.
Reply24 months
One injury and he’s back in the starting lineup, I don’t get it?
Reply24 months
it is def more complicated than competition
Reply24 months
Sounds like his situation is he couldn’t crack the starting lineup.
Reply24 months
And gave up on competing for it. This is what is wrong with the transfer portal. Kids just give up and leave instead of working toward being a starter. It discourages competition. It isn't good for the sport.
24 months
If any of you dumbasses don't understand that the portal allows players to walk away from team discipline then you are ignoring reality. It isn't good for football.
24 months
rob62 ....that's a big assumption "gave up on competing, Kids just give up" good unsubstantiated opinion.
24 months
Yea I figured it was more complicated than competition.
Reply24 months
Kid you need to learn that people are allowed to judge your decision and you dont get to decide how your choices are perceived.
Reply24 months
And he can comment on it. I don’t see any wrong with anything being done
24 months
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