The Advocate is reporting that former LSU defensive tackle Travonte Valentine has been cleared by the Southeastern Conference this week and could be another step closer to rejoining the team in Baton Rouge.

The school received assurances from the Southeastern Conference this week that Valentine would be eligible for the 2016 season if he did, in fact, rejoin the program, a source told The Advocate on Wednesday. LSU requested a ruling from the league on the once highly touted high school star – a move that speaks to the seriousness of the program’s interest in Valentine returning to Baton Rouge.

Valentine still needs to complete 13 hours of course work over the summer to qualify, another source confirmed. The 6-foot-3, 345-pounder has spent the last year at two junior colleges – Arizona Western and, currently, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Valentine, a highly recruited four-star prospect from Palm Bay, FL never played in a game at LSU due to ongoing eligibility issues. He also reportedly failed multiple drug tests and missed an excessive amount of class after enrolling at LSU.

He transferred to Arizona Western Junior College but more off the field issues landed him at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in January.
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eugene1928LSU95 months
Zero tolerance, i hope he's serious in all phases of life and football, he's got great talent and a wonderful opportunity at the best school in the land LSU.
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Chris Warner95 months
Welcome back Kotter.
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Random LSU Hero95 months
I'm all about 2nd chances. I'm also all about stud 345lb monsters playing nose guard in Aranda's system.
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TampaTiger2295 months
Well said.
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PsychTiger95 months
Give it up Larry. No matter how many stories you post about this guy I'm still gonna consider him a unicorn.
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jrowla295 months
13 hours over the summer is a lot. Hope he can handle it.
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GaTiger2795 months
Agreed. That's full time, and there's a lot of distractions in the summer
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FournetteForEver795 months
Arkansas sucks at sports. Yeah i said it.
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MemberSince200395 months
Aw snap!
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therealchampion95 months
This is a tigers website not pig pen cruiser bacon. Go back to your inbreed arkansas websites and stay off of Louisiana websites piggy boy.
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STRIPES95 months
And you think fat boy at Arkansas wouldn't take Valentine? Arkansas is a joke. I bet fat boy is regretting ever leaving Wisconsin to come be a perrenial second tier SEC team. You pigs have been in the SEC for 20 plus years and never won a damn thing yet you talk and talk and talk. Go ahead and talk some more. Nobody takes you boys seeiously anyway.
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SoulGlo95 months
To be fair, they have earned the right to talk shite to LSU over the last several years.
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Cruiserhog95 months
LOL Les would take him in a second, he'd fit right in after his fifth chance and a team vote
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NamariTiger95 months
Your mother gave me multiple chances. Whats your point?
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Mouth95 months
c'mon big dog. we need you. get cho shite together.
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