Senior defensive end Jordan Allen will transfer from LSU, as first reported by Tiger Rag. LSU has granted him permission to talk to other teams not in the SEC and not on LSU’s non-conference schedule, according to the report.

“I’m free to talk with whoever I want who is not in the SEC and is not (on LSU’s out of conference schedule),” Allen said. “That’s whatever, that’s ok. That’s pretty much where I’m at right now. Now I’m able to talk to some of them.

“I’ve communicated with a coach over at (Louisiana Lafayette) just to hear what they had to say, because they found out and wanted to talk to me as soon as they could. … That’s not my only option, but it’s my first one.”

Allen has been practicing with the team this spring, and he was projected to play a big role in the defensive line rotation in 2014.

He played in all 13 games last season, making 16 tackles, including two sacks. The former four-star high school prospect will have to enroll in graduate school wherever he transfers in order to play this season.

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Allen becomes the seventh player to leave the team this offseason. The most recent was defensive back Kavahra Holmes, who announced he’ll also transfer.

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