Report: Travonte Valentine becomes eligible for LSU
LSU got some great news Monday as sophomore defensive lineman Travonte Valentine has reportedly been cleared to officially join the football team.
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Valentine had been accepted into school but had to pass one final course before joining the football team, something he accomplished this weekend according to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. The 6-foot-2, 320-pound Valentine had already been practicing with the team and is now eligible to play in the Tigers’ Sept. 3 opener against Wisconsin.
Valentine’s addition becomes all the more important following the season-ending injury to defensive lineman Christian LaCouture.
A former U.S. Army All-American in 2014, Valentine originally signed with the Tigers out of high school but spent last season with Mississippi Gulf Coast after being dismissed from LSU. Valentine projects as a nose tackle in defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s scheme.