LSU sees second-year player, former top-65 recruit, enter NCAA transfer portal

Derrick Davis Jr. is looking to continue his career elsewhere after 2 seasons at LSU.

Davis tweeted Monday that he has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal:

“First of all, I want to thank God, not only for the opportunity to play college football, but also to play it at LSU. I would like to show my gratitude to every coach on our coaching staff for the opportunities they have presented to me., specifically to Coach Brian Kelly and Coach Frank for always believing in me. To my teammates who are my forever brothers, I would like to express my appreciation to every one of you for the years we have spent together. After discussing with my family and those closest to me, I will be entering the transfer portal with 3 more years of eligibility. My recruitment is 100% open. I have not committed anywhere.”

According to Pittsburgh Sports Now
, Davis noted he has not committed anywhere in response to a report that said he had pledged to Pitt.

Davis is listed on the LSU roster as a safety. Per Brody Miller of The Athletic, Brian Kelly mentioned this season that Davis would be moving to running back. Davis made just 4 appearances in 2022, meaning he can use a redshirt for 2022.

Over 2 seasons, Davis played in 16 games and recorded 6 tackles. As a class of 2021 prospect, Davis was rated the No. 4 Pennsylvania product, No. 4 safety and No. 65 recruit overall on the 247Sports Composite.

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  • So long, farewell . . . a football team can't have 85 starting players . . . there is no "I" in TEAM . . . patience is a virtue . . . compete hard, share the team experience, and your time will come . . . or you can transfer to someplace with more near-term opportunity . , , and likely--though not always--with another school and another team that perhaps may not be as good but where you can play sooner and maybe be a bigger fish in a small pond. Good luck, young man, and grow with the experience . . . all the best to you, and thanks for being a Bayou Bengal Tiger, at least for a while.

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