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LSU is Working on adding Depth to the Defense.

Former Kentucky defensive lineman Justin Rogers took an official visit to LSU from Thursday to Friday. 

The former 4-star recruit in the 2020 class would provide the Tigers with depth up front, something defensive line coach Jamar Cain has been adding via the portal over the last few weeks.

Once Rogers wraps up his Baton Rouge visit, he’ll head off to Miami with potential trips to Alabama and Auburn the following week.

Totaling 35 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 12 starts this season, Rogers’ SEC experience is a piece that this coaching staff is fond of, giving the Tigers a savvy veteran for the next few years.

Already adding a trio of defensive linemen via the portal in Oregon EDGE Bradyn Swinson, Florida DL Jalen Lee and Arizona transfer Paris Shand, LSU has done work in the portal, clearly showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Brian Kelly’s Transfer Portal Message:

“They have got to be the right fit first,” Kelly said. “They have to recognize the value of an education from LSU. They have to have the right traits. We are not just open for business. We’re not just putting a sign up saying, hey, we are going to take whoever. They have to be the right fit. I prefer that they are from the state of Louisiana if we can find them. And then we are going to address needs based upon how that freshman class marries into it by the particular needs by position class.

“So we are not going to overload a particular position group. In other words, if we have got three or four wide receivers that are freshmen coming in, you may not see a heavy influence in the portal in that position.

“We are going to develop based upon our freshman class, too. So we are doing this at the same time, and also allowing our program to be younger, too. We want to bring both of these along. We don’t always want to be a turn-it-over program where we are bringing in transfers and turning the program over.”