A player who was expected to contribute to LSU’s “DBU” legacy will be catching passes instead of breaking them up.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron told reporters Monday that JaCoby Stevens, a 5-star safety out of Murfreesboro, Tenn., will be playing offense as a freshman, not defense. Stevens was rated the No. 1 safety in the class of 2017 on the 247Sports Composite.

Orgeron pointed to the team’s depth in the secondary and need for an offensive playmaker as reasons for Stevens’ position change.

As the No. 19 overall recruit and in the 2017 class, Stevens was one of the most sought-after prospect, and had 31 scholarship offers. Earlier this year, he cited the opportunity to play for secondary coach Corey Raymond as one of his main reasons for signing with LSU over Alabama.