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LSU adds Arizona transfer Paris Shand to the Early Signing Period. Here’s a look at what the Tigers’ DL

BREAKING: LSU Lands Florida DL Jalen Lee Via Transfer Portal

The Tigers, specifically defensive line coach Jamar Cain, made a big early signing period eve splash with the addition of Arizona defensive line transfer Paris Shand. Shand joins Florida transfer Jalen Lee and Oregon transfer Bradyn Swinson in a flurry of defensive line movement for the purple and gold to kick off this week’s recruiting news.

LSU is getting a head start on improving several positions via the portal as the trio of additions give the Tigers four total via the portal. Alabama transfer Aaron Anderson also committed to the program in the last week. At 6-foot-5, 295 pounds, Shand is more of your prototypical defensive lineman, having appeared in 23 games over the last three years at Arizona, totaling 41 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and two forced fumbles. 

A bigger, physical defensive end, Shand could help LSU on the outside of the defensive line pick up some of the slack left behind by Ali Gaye. Swinson also figures to compete there as well. 

Here’s an updated look at what the Tigers are returning and bringing on board to the defensive line room in 2023:

Here’s a look at what the Tigers’ defensive line room looks like after the early signing period:

Maason Smith 6-5, 300, Jr.

3 years left

5 starts in 10 games; 4.0 sacks, 5.0 TFLs, 19 tackles, 1 QB hurry

5-star – No. 5 DL; No. 20 overall in America; No. 1 in Louisiana

Jacobian Guillory 6-2, 315, Jr.

2 years left

1 start in 25 games; 0.5 sack, 1.5 TFLs, 20 tackles

4-star – No. 12 DT; No. 95 overall in America; No. 4 in Louisiana

Mekhi Wingo 6-0, 295, Jr.

2 years left + redshirt

16 starts in 25 games; 3.0 sacks, 6.0 TFLs, 71 tackles, 1 INT, 5 passes broken up, 1 forced fumble

3-star – No. 74 DL; No. 614 overall in America; No. 8 in Missouri

Saivion Jones 6-5, 250, Jr.

2 years left + redshirt

2 starts in 24 games; 3.5 sacks, 5.0 TFLs, 25 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass broken up

4-star – No. 11 DE; No. 163 overall in America; No. 6 in Louisiana

Quency Wiggins 6-5, 275, So.

3 years left

4 games; 1 tackle

4-star – No. 15 DL; No. 92 overall in America; No. 7 in Louisiana

Bryce Langston 6-3, 293, So.

3 years left

3 games; 0.5 sack, 0.5 TFL, 1 tackle

4-star – No. 24 DL; No. 162 overall in America; No. 23 in Florida

Tygee Hill 6-3, 300, Fr.

4 years left

2 games; 1 tackle

4-star – No. 58 DL; No. 403 overall in America; No. 16 in Louisiana

Headed to Campus in 2023: Dashawn Womack, Jaxon Howard, Dylan Carpenter, Jalen Lee, Bradyn Swinson