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Posted on 11/30/22 at 2:26 pm
Posted by Damathe
Member since Apr 2020
7092 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 2:26 pm
LSU Transfer Portal Signees:

Aaron Anderson WR Redshirt Fr 5-8.5 185 Alabama
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Jordan Jefferson DT Sr 6-4 300 West Virgina
Jalen Lee DT Jr 6-2 299 Florida
Paris Shand DE Jr 6-5 290 Arizona
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Bradyn Swinson EDGE/Jack Jr 6-4 233 Oregon
Ovie Oghoufo EDGE/Jack Sr 6-3 239 Texas/Notre Dame
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Omar Speights ILB Jr 6'1 233 Oregon State
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Denver Harris CB Soph 6-0 180 Texas A&M
Zy Alexander CB Jr 6-3 185 Southeastern Louisiana
Darian (Duce) Chestnut CB SO 5-11 180 Syracuse
Jakailin (JK) Johnson CB Soph 6-1 179 Ohio State
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Keep in mind you can go to each of the 3 sites below and find out basically ANYTHING about the Players & Portal:
LINK - 247
LINK - On3
LINK - Rivals

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Tigers in the Transfer Portal

Jordan Toles DB (8/11) --- Morgan State commit (9/22)
Phillip Webb LB (9/6) --- Jackson State commit 1/17/23
Antoine Sampah LB (12/5) --- Campbell commit 1/5/23
Jack Bech TE/WR (12/6) --- TCU commit 12/18/22
Demarius McGhee CB (12/6) --- Kansas commit 1/15/23
Radarious Jones DB (12/7) --- Miss State commit 12/12/22
Kole Taylor TE (12/8) --- West Virginia commit 12/25/22
Desmond Little Edge (12/8)
Kolbe Fields LB (12/8) --- Louisiana Tech commit 1/16/23
Cam Wire OL (12/9) --- Tulane commit 12/20/22
Derrick Davis S/RB (12/12) --- Pittsburgh commit 1/10/23
Marcus Dumervil OL (12/13) --- Maryland commit 12/22/22
Xavier Hill OL (12/14) --- Memphis commit 12/22/22
Jaelyn Davis-Robinson CB (12/15) --- SMU commit 1/12/23
DeMario Tolan LB (1/4/23) --- Auburn commit 1/8/23
Walker Howard QB (1/11/23) --- Mississippi commit 1/18/23
Zavier Carter LB (1/12/23) ---UNLV commit 1/30/23
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LSU Players Declaring for NFL Draft

Jay Ward DB - Started at CB in Citrus Bowl
Mekhi Garner CB (12/8) - did not play in Citrus Bowl
BJ Ojulari EDGE/DE (12/10) - did not play in Citrus Bowl
Jaray Jenkins WR (12/12) - did not play in Citrus Bowl
Jaquelin Roy DT (12/20) - did not play in Citrus Bowl
Ali Gaye DE (12/21) - did not play in Citrus Bowl
Kayshon Boutte WR (12/28) - did not play in Citrus Bowl
Anthony Bradford OL 1/6/23 - Started at RG in Citrus Bowl
Jarrick Bernard-Converse CB 1/9/23 - Started at CB in Citrus Bowl
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TD's resident Cyborg made a few suggestions about guidelines the LSU Coaches might be using to evaluate Portal Transfer Players:
-Take transfers running TO a program, not AWAY from a program.
-Take starters looking for a better program, different scheme and/or more visibility.
-Don’t take backups (except potentially QBs) and don’t take any discipline problems.
-If they can’t excel where they are, they likely won’t excel at LSU.
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HIGHEST RATED REMAINING Portal Prospects By Position as of 1/21/23:
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Zack Zambrano IOL SR 6-3 290 Princeton 87 Transfer Grade
Jakai Clark C JR 6-3 305 Miami 86 Transfer Grade
Marcus Alexander IOL RS-JR 6-4 325 Oklahoma hasn't seen PT in two seasons but somehow gets 85 Transfer Grade
Ethan Miner IOL RS-SO 6-3 289 Arkansas State Transfer Grade 85. Started every game in 21' at OG or Center. Played every game in 22'.
Phillip Paea IOL SR 6-4 296 Utah State
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DB
Jaxen Turner S JR 6-2 210 Arizona
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This post was edited on 1/31/23 at 3:33 am
Posted by cajuntiger1010
Member since Jan 2015
9192 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 3:49 pm to
Apparently Bama had quite few enter the portal today. Not exactly sure who
Posted by Fast Times @ LSU
Camas
Member since Jan 2005
1320 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:19 pm to
Here are 2 that are interesting....

S - Gilbert Frierson - Miami - 6'1 210 - 4*
https://247sports.com/Player/Gilbert-Frierson-88506/

CB - JQ Hardaway - Cincinnati - 6'2 190 4*
https://247sports.com/Player/JQ-Hardaway-46085351/

I wouldn't be opposed to one of these guys to take Boutte role as a go to WR

WR - Dominic Lovett - Missouri - 5'10 175 4*
https://247sports.com/Player/Dominic-Lovett-46076945/

WR - Dont'e Thornton - Oregon - 6'4 185 - 4*
https://247sports.com/Player/Dont-e-Thornton-46056489/
Posted by CBP3110
Member since Aug 2012
6464 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:21 pm to
We already have a go to receiver Nabers. Boutte was never the go to receiver this year.
Posted by Fast Times @ LSU
Camas
Member since Jan 2005
1320 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:24 pm to
Totally get that, but Boutte has incredible potential. IMO he's featured WR type talent. that hasn't materialized itself as much this season.
This post was edited on 11/30/22 at 5:29 pm
Posted by lsufan0582
Boot Baby
Member since Jan 2022
1883 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:27 pm to
Really good thread!
I'd say Dont'e Thornton WR from Oregon would be a solid addition. With the losses of Boutte and Jenkins, we're going to need depth.
6'5, 199
Sophomore (2 years left I believe)
Had 17 catches for 366 yards and a score.
I believe he entered due to low playing time, but he'd be a welcome addition for depth.
I believe I saw Coach Hankton followed him on IG so that may be something to watch.
This post was edited on 11/30/22 at 5:28 pm
Posted by joraangm
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2020
48 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:30 pm to

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Multiple Alabama Players Enter NCAA Transfer Portal
Wide receivers Christian Leary and Traeshon Holden alongside offensive lineman Tanner Bowles will all be entering the portal.
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama wide receivers Traeshon Holden and Christian Leary announced on Wednesday that they intend to enter the NCAA transfer portal.

Holden made his announcement via social media:

"To the Alabama Family, I would like to thank coach Saban and the entire Alabama coaching staff for everything that you have done for me while I was a student-athlete here," Holden's post reads. "Having said that, I would to announce that I will be entering the transfer portal effective immediately."

Holden hails from Kissimmee, Fla., but attended Narbonne High School in California. There, he was ranked at the No. 22 player on the 247Sports Composite.

Over the course of his career at Alabama, Holden played in 29 games, making 46 receptions for 570 yards and seven touchdowns. In the 2022 season, he participated in 10 games, where he made 25 receptions for 331 yards and six scores.

In the Iron Bowl last Saturday, Holden made one reception: a 27-yard touchdown.

Leary, like Holden, also made his announcement on social media:

"I want to thank The University of Alabama and the coaching staff for an unforgettable 2 years," Leary's post reads. "Thank you for the opportunity and the knowledge I have gained throughout that time, in saying that I will be entering the transfer portal."

Leary, who hails from Orlando, came to Alabama as a consensus four-star prospect and the No. 68 overall recruit in the 2021 class according to the 247Sports Composite. This season, he appeared in 10 of 12 games and recorded one catch for six yards in the Crimson Tide's season opener against Utah State.

The vast majority of Leary's work came on special teams. Most recently against Austin Peay, Leary recorded one tackle on kickoff coverage for Alabama.

During his freshman season of 2021, multiple injuries to Alabama's running backs lead to Leary filling in at the position. In total, Leary ran the ball three times for 22 yards against Mexico State and recorded an 11-yard receiving touchdown against Arkansas the next week.

Alongside Leary and Holden's announcements on Wednesday, it was also learned that Crimson Tide redshirt-junior offensive lineman Tanner Bowles would also be entering the portal. As a reserve offensive lineman, Bowles played in all 12 of Alabama's games this season.

Leary, Holden and Bowles are the sixth, seventh and eighth Crimson Tide players to enter the transfer portal and make it six players to have entered over the past two weeks. Earlier this week, offensive lineman Damieon George also entered the portal.

The four players this week join running back Trey Sanders, defensive back Khyree Jackson, punter/placekicker Jack Martin and defensive lineman Braylen Ingraham.
Posted by GeauxTigers9907
Houston
Member since Dec 2015
530 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:43 pm to
I get Dominic L but Thornton’s numbers aren’t better than Mason Taylor’s and Taylor is your TE.
Posted by extremelsu
Atlanta
Member since Aug 2013
3760 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:44 pm to
quote:

With the losses of Boutte and Jenkins, we're going to need depth.
chris hilton will step up. Nabers, Thomas, Hilton, Bech is a loaded WR core. I can see Bech transferring to a Big 12 school and being a #1 receiver
Posted by Damathe
Member since Apr 2020
7092 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:47 pm to
I see 3 at first glance.
1 OL & 2 WR. Can't see pulling up any trees to grab one of these dudes.

Traeshon Holden
Wide Receiver 6'3" 214 lbs
Junior @ Alabama
intends to enter transfer portal
5.8 transfer portal rating
#18 transfer portal ranking
5.8 HS rating

Tanner Bowles
Offensive Lineman 6'5"|293 lbs
Junior @ Alabama
in the transfer portal
0.0 transfer portal rankings
– transfer rating
5.6 HS rating

Christian Leary
Wide Receiver 5'10" | 175 lbs
Sophomore @ Alabama
intends to enter transfer portal
5.8 transfer portal rating
#20 transfer portal ranking
6.0 HS rating




Posted by CBP3110
Member since Aug 2012
6464 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 5:59 pm to
Oklahoma just had a big time WR enter the portal
Posted by Damathe
Member since Apr 2020
7092 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 6:15 pm to
They might consider Frierson. Graduate and productive player till this Season. Dude will be in his sixth year. This was the least PT he got. 3 games only.
What I listened to said it was unclear why he didn't fit in the scheme this season but the guy loved him as a player and a person.

At first I thought Copeland was the kid who was supposed to be the next coming of Sauce Gardner - no such luck.
Played in six games.
Eta: Really good size at 6'2 185.

I just don't see us taking any receivers in the portal unless Stewart from A$M wants to be here.
This post was edited on 11/30/22 at 11:41 pm
Posted by SE TX TIGER
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2006
295 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 6:16 pm to
There are a couple of Louisiana kids in the portal from Colorado State.

Tywan Francis DB
From New Orleans, went to Landry-Walker
Grad transfer
Could be a Jay Ward replacement
Has some P5 portal offers
32 tackles, 2.5 TFL and 2 PD in 4 games this season
https://247sports.com/Player/Tywan-Francis-46038336/

Devon Phillips DT
From Monroe, went to Neville
6-2 305
33 tackles, 4 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery last season.
So far offered by Nebraska, Kansas, OK State and some smaller schools
https://247sports.com/Player/Devin-Phillips-46038570/


Anyone know anything about these two?
Posted by Damathe
Member since Apr 2020
7092 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 6:27 pm to
I don't think Tigers take any WR's. Got some good ones already with lots of potential and a couple elites from HS coming in.
Thornton's height is a plus but he's not very fast. 4.63 is what I saw.
Gotta be able to use those arms to get separation when the legs/strides are that long.
This post was edited on 11/30/22 at 11:44 pm
Posted by Damathe
Member since Apr 2020
7092 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 6:45 pm to
Noiiice.
All other things being equal I know CBK will take the LA kids.
I'd wager that in his heart he knows it's smart to take LA kids but his dedication to putting the best 11 guys on the field means that - as far a transfers go - he's going to offer the best players whether they're in state guys or not going forward. Could be wrong, but I don't think so.
Phillips looks like Wingo some. Productive player, too from what I can tell. Wonder if he could put on 20 and be a fire hydrant.
This post was edited on 12/1/22 at 10:46 am
Posted by Damathe
Member since Apr 2020
7092 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 7:03 pm to
The podcast I heard a little of earlier said Miami is expecting around 20 guys leaving.
Posted by Chalkywhite84
New orleans
Member since Dec 2016
26900 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 7:07 pm to
What are everyone's thoughts about the reciver from charlotte?
This post was edited on 11/30/22 at 7:20 pm
Posted by TigersWin3535
Member since Sep 2022
262 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 10:11 pm to
Khyree jackson CB Alabama enters portal!!! He’s got upside!!
Posted by Bjorn Cyborg
Member since Sep 2016
26490 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 10:18 pm to
LSU can afford to be picky. Think about this before posting random players, especially backups. This should be LSU’s policy:

Take transfers running TO a program, not AWAY from a program.

Take starters looking for a better program, different scheme and/or more visibility.

Don’t take backups (except potentially QBs) and don’t take any discipline problems.

If they can’t excel where they are, they likely won’t excel at LSU.
Posted by extremelsu
Atlanta
Member since Aug 2013
3760 posts
Posted on 11/30/22 at 11:51 pm to
quote:

If they can’t excel where they are, they likely won’t excel at LSU.
spot on
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