LSU reportedly sees veteran WR, former 4-star, enter transfer portal
Devonta Lee, a veteran wide receiver for LSU, who appeared in 13 games this past season, but did not start a game, has entered the transfer portal.
The news comes from Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports, who noted Lee was a former 4-star recruit. In the 2021 season, Lee caught 9 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. His three-year total at LSU is 11 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown in 34 games played.
During the 2019 national championship season, Lee appeared in 13 games as a backup receiver and special teams player. He caught a pair of passes for 27 yards that season, and he entered the 2020 campaign with hopes of carving out more of a role. Lee had bounced from receiver to linebacker and back to receiver, and he finished the year with no stats after he appeared in 8 games, with his role coming largely on special teams, per Geaux247.
Wide receiver has been a position of volatility at LSU.
Lee is the latest to enter the transfer portal after Koy Moore entered the transfer portal during the season and remains uncommitted, while Trey Palmer moved on to Nebraska. Deion Smith also entered the transfer portal, as did Alex Adams, who landed at Akron.
The Tigers return 6 scholarship wide receivers in senior Jaray Jenkins, junior Kayshon Boutte, sophomores Jack Bech, Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr., and redshirt freshman Chris Hilton. LSU also signed one wide receiver in December in wideout Landon Ibieta.