LSU has lost more running back talent in the previous calendar year than some schools have had in their entire program history. Taking that into consideration, the Tigers continue to look for help at the position despite spring football nearing an end in Baton Rouge.
The best way to land help immediately? By utilizing the graduate transfer market, of course. That’s an avenue that the Tigers have already used to help bolster its defensive backfield this offseason, with the addition of former Stanford DB Terrence Alexander, and may be able to use to ease the loss of Derrius Guice heading into the 2018 season.
After announcing his decision to leave Cal back in January, Tre Watson has one final season of college football to play and plans to utilize the NCAA’s graduate transfer rule in order to play next season for the school of his choice.
Apparently, Watson has scratched BYU off his list and is considering joining LSU’s program. Over the weekend, the former Cal running back announced he would be visiting Baton Rouge in the coming weeks.
He has rushed for 1,380 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 37 passes for 379 yards during his collegiate career.
I want to thank BYU for recruiting me but unfortunately the timing of things will conflict with the rest of my recruitment. That being said I will no longer be able to visit BYU and my next trip will be LSU on April 27th.
— Tre Watson (@tre1watson) April 16, 2018