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LSU outside linebacker Marcel Brooks has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to Shea Dixon with 247 Sports.

Brooks, a sophomore from Ft. Worth, Texas, played in 11 games last year and recorded eight tackles and 1.5 sacks.
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On Friday, sophomore linebacker Marcel Brooks put his name into the transfer portal and can now be contacted by other college programs, multiple sources confirmed to the Geaux247 staff. Sources also confirmed that Brooks had a conversation with LSU's staff on Friday morning before making his decision to enter the portal.

A player is allowed to enter his name into the transfer portal and land at another college program, or they may pull their name out and remain at their current four-year institution.
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He’s been whining like a bitch since the season ended. See ya.
Reply2 days
ok just did a little research; we can thank dave aranda for this transfer....aranda has been steady recruiting marcel since before he left LSU....i know for certain aranda has also been recruiting that 5 star LB LSU commit for 2021 out of cali, and supposedly there are others he has been recruiting as well....i find this highly disturbing from an ethical standpoint. Here's to hoping the NCAA cracks down on Aranda's underhanded and backdoor tactics to poach LSU players and coaches....
Reply5 days
Well if Aranda is recruiting LSU players who are enrolled that is a serious recruiting violation. I can't see Orgeron putting up with that.
5 days
Recruiting current players is one thing but recruiting kids that arent enrolled is definitely NOT against the rules. Nothing is finalized until the ink dries and the fax goes through and is accepted.
2 days
Really bummed. He was one of my favorite players this past season...had a feeling this would be his year but kid’s gotta think of his family.
Reply6 days
yeah this is a shocker because he had a lot of potential and seems to be a game changer....so i thought for sure he would have a starting position on lock this year....i was really looking forward to him becoming the honey badger of our defense....i wonder what happened...most of the transfers i've seen are because the transferee realized he was not going to start anytime soon or had just got beaten out of a starting position in the spring so they want to go somewhere they think they can start....i doubt that is the case with Marcel because he is too good for that to happen...it baffles me that none of these LSU coverage websites/media outlets ever seem to have any diligence or basic rudimentary investigative journalism skills when it comes to getting the story on stuff like this.
5 days
You feel for these young men when they are far from home and issues come up. I can relate and if this helps him then so be it. God bless and best wishes. Thank you for the hard work and effort you put out as a Tiger. Always LSU.
Reply6 days
This guy is good. I was looking forward to watching him for a few more years.
Reply6 days
We the fam too Marcel.
Reply7 days
Whoa...did not see this coming at all. Like others - was really looking forward to seeing him play a larger role. Impact player for sure. Thought he could have been an Isaiah Simmons type player for us. Good luck, Marcel.
Reply7 days
Per shea dixon, its not about position switch, hes dealing with some personal issues and wants to move move back home. His family could be going through some things. He wants to be closer to his mom. TCU in play
Reply7 days
Can't blame a young man for that. Hopefully this works out best for everyone.
7 days
They should seriously consider moving Jacoby Stevens to LB and using Brooks in the same way that Stevens was used at SS in 2019. According to Coach O Stevens (about 230) is pound for pound one of the strongest players on the roster. With our inexperience at inside LB his presence their would greatly fill a void. He thrives playing close to the line of scrimmage and isn't great in pass coverage. Brooks on the other hand, is one of the fastest players on the team and a marvelous open field tackler. He could still occasionally blitz the QB from the safety spot and cover RBs/slot receivers well enough to not be a liability. We just had a safety transfer out last week. There is room for Brooks in our secondary.
Reply7 days
Who can blame the guy? He’s a safety/olb who’s being asked to move to mlb in a 4-3 and take on guards / centers. Collateral damage of defensive philosophy change. Best wishes at Baylor.
Reply7 days
He had a hell of a lot of sacks and QB rushes for someone who is in the wrong position.
7 days
When I heard Coach O in a recent interview say that they are moving Brooks to Mike LB I thought to myself, 'really?'
7 days
He had 1.5 sacks and 8 tackles last year
7 days
Bad decision on his part.
Reply7 days
He would have high draft stock at LSU. He will turn into a nobody somewhere else
Reply7 days
Why? He will be playing at another power 5 program and moat likely he will get to play his most natural posistion,if not, he would have went somewhere else besides where he ends up. Tells me he may be better off when it comes to NFL evaluation s
7 days
You’re serious? You know kids get drafted from lots and lots of different schools, right?
6 days
Wow, one of the tigers looking forward to see on the field this year. Was I wrong thinking Brooks had Devin White potential?
Reply7 days
His potential is more of a Patrick queen. He was twitchy like queen
7 days
Didn’t want to play LB wanted to play Safety. You don’t always get what you want, good luck to him in the future.
Reply7 days
I don't all the talk about him wanting to be a safety. This kid was always billed as a LB/DE, and you could clearly see that's where his skills were geared toward. How could he think he was going to play any other position, and what makes him think any of other team would have used him any differently? This feels like a waste. What a shame.
Reply7 days
1 word “size”
7 days
He's 30 pounds lighter then devonta Lee who was a wr last year. He wouldn't hold up against the run on the los
7 days
I know he's underweight, guys. You're missing the point. He was supposed to GAIN weight, because his ability to rush the passer is his greatest attribute, and it was expected that he'd put on the wight necessary to handle the LB position. He did not, however, because he apparently wasn't interested in being anything other than a safety. And that is what I'm questioning. I have no idea why he wants to stray from what gave him the best chance to be successful.
7 days
I don't all the talk about him wanting to be a safety. This kid was always billed as a LB/DE, and you could clearly see that's where his skills were geared toward. How could he think he was going to play any other position, and what makes him think any of other team would have used him any differently? This feels like a waste. What a shame.
Reply7 days
I’m willing to bet that he would be just as good at strong safety as he could be at LB. to get him on the field they had to move him to LB. it was a move based on necessity.
7 days
Maybe he just doesn’t like Pellini’s style of coaching. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up at Baylor.
Reply7 days
The one player I’ve been most excited about seeing develop and just in general. This sucks ass.
Reply7 days
I was looking forward to him being a holy terror this year. Hate to see him go.
7 days
Not surprising at all he did not like moving to linebacker and I feared this. The first thing that I looked at was his weight when he came back and it was the same.
Reply7 days
Damn, this upsets me because this kid is a real player with great potential! Why?? I don't understand, is Orgeron not giving him enough attention or something, I don't get it. I looked for him to start this season. My only guess is that he didn't wanna play LB'er and wanted to play the safety position, but dammit, man, I wish he would change his mind. This kid is a difference maker, please Orgeron make him stay??
Reply7 days
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