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LSU Signs Maryland OL Transfer

The Tigers added to what is already one of their more talented groups on Tuesday, signing Maryland offensive line transfer Mason Lunsford.

A native of Olney, Maryland, the 6-foot-7, 305-pound Lunsford played four years with the Terrapins, making 26 starts in 29 appearances. He started all 13 games at left guard as a sophomore in 2021 and made 10 starts in 2022 while not allowing a sack on 381 pass-blocking opportunities.

LSU returns four of its five starters along the offensive line, including two starters on the interior in Miles Frazier and Garrett Dellinger. Still, the Tigers lost a lot of their depth there to the portal and adding a player like Lunsford shores the group up quite a bit.

Lunsford, from Olney, Md., comes to LSU after playing in 29 games with 26 starts at Maryland. He started 10 games as a junior in 2022, helping the Terrapins to an 8-5 overall mark and win over North Carolina State in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

As a sophomore, Lunsford started all 13 games on the offensive line for Maryland as the Terrapins went 7-6 record with a win over Virginia Tech in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

In four years at Maryland, Lunsford played a total of 1,670 offensive snaps, including a team-best 917 in 2021. In 381 pass blocking opportunities in 2022, Lunsford didn’t allow a sack.

Lunsford was rated a consensus three-star recruit out of Good Counsel High School when he signed with Maryland in 2019. He was a first-team All-Metro selection by the Washington Post in 2018 as well as being a first team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference selection as a senior.

He will have two remaining years of eligibility.