LSU may be down a handful of players following opt-out decisions by five Tigers in anticipation of the coming football season but that doesn’t mean Ed Orgeron’s program has stopped looking for players that are willing to suit up and help the program this season.

During his most recent media availability, Orgeron was asked if LSU planned to continue to search the transfer market to help build up his team’s depth heading into the season.

“Yes. We’re always looking for players. We’re looking at players right now, obviously,” Orgeron said. “We have some needs, we have a need at cornerback. But that was the only initial (scholarship) that we have, you know? In order for us to sign people, we have to have an initial.

“So that was the last initial scholarship that we have. And we’re looking for a cornerback and I think we’re going to use it on the cornerback and it should be happening soon.”

The current speculation out of Baton Rouge is that the Tigers are very interested in Nicholls State defensive back Darren Evans. A Baton Rouge native, Evans entered the transfer portal after Nicholls State postponed its fall season.

Evans started the previous three seasons at Nicholls State (32 starts in total during that time), earning All-Southland Second Team honors during the 2018 season and finishing tied for fifth in the FCS with 15 pass breakups in 2019.

If he’s the player Coach O was referencing, the Tigers would appear to be getting a player that should be able to help immediately after losing nickelback Kary Vincent to an opt-out.