LSU’s receiving corps will be down some depth this spring; however, the defense will get a boost.

During his pre-spring press conference Wednesday, Ed Orgeron announced that pass catcher Devonta Lee has moved to linebacker. Lee was a standout two-way player for Amite High School in Louisiana.

Orgeron likened the move of Lee to linebacker to that of Jacoby Stevens, who made the same move and has thrived on defense.

“He’s at linebacker right now,” Orgeron told reporters Wednesday. “When we watched the state championship, Devonta Lee was the best player on defense on that field. He was playing at receiver. He had been a good receiver here, but we felt that he’d be more of a linebacker — like a Jacoby Stevens type of guy.

“Big and strong, fast, and he wanted to move to defense so he talked to me about it so we moved him.”

Lee caught two passes for 27 yards playing in 13 games in 2019. He signed with LSU ranked as the nation’s No. 8 overall athlete and the state of Louisiana’s No. 10 overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.