LSU quarterback plans transfer to Vanderbilt

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Vanderbilt may be about to add another quarterback to the mix of competition during fall camp.

LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers told NOLA that he is planning on transferring to Vanderbilt, although nothing has been made official yet.

“I took a visit there and really enjoyed it,” said Rivers. “It’s a good option for me because it’s really close to home. It’s not official and I’m still trying to get everything worked out. I’m still open. I’m going to see how things are going to work out.”

Stephen Rivers informed LSU in February he would transfer.

Rivers is different from either of the two Vanderbilt quarterbacks who are currently battling for the job this spring in Johnny McCrary and Patton Robinette. The 6-7 Rivers is a pocket passer, while the other two are dual-threat quarterbacks. He would at least be another option for Derek Mason and offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell.

Rivers slipped to No. 3 on the depth chart last season behind Zach Mettenberger and Anthony Jennings. Since Rivers is graduating this spring, he’ll be able to play immediately in 2014 without sitting out a year due to transfer rules. He’ll have two full years of eligibility left.

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  • I hope LSU signs off on allowing him to play for Vanderbilt without sitting out for a year. I would think it would be class move and would help the program by letting recruits know that LSU would not stand in their way if things did not work in their favor at LSU.

  • No they can’t effect his transfer but he want be able to enroll till after graduation , that’s the same thing Coker is doing at alabama

  • Once he graduates LSU cannot do anything to stop him from transferring or playing this coming season graduation completes his scholarship obligations . its just rare and doesn’t happen much

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