One of LSU’s veteran defensive backs could be finishing his college football career elsewhere.’s Matt Zenitz is reporting that LSU safety Eric Monroe has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Monroe signed with LSU as part of the Tigers’ 2016 recruiting class. As a prospect coming out of Houston, Texas, he was an Under Armour All-American and rated the No. 3 safety and No. 55 prospect overall nationally in the class on the 247Sports Composite.

In Baton Rouge, Monroe redshirted his true freshman season on campus (2016). In 2017, he recorded 14 tackles and a pair of pass breakups playing in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman. In 2018, however, nagging injuries limited him to four games and he did not record any statistics. Last season, he appeared in 12 games of LSU’s national championship campaign, recording 7 total tackles.

Entering the NCAA transfer portal does not mean a player has to leave the program. They have the opportunity to withdraw from the portal and re-join the team.

As a recruit, Monroe’s offers included Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Texas A&M. Obviously, many of those programs have undergone significant staff changes since his February 2016 signing.