For LSU to quickly regenerate its football depth chart, the Transfer Portal will be a focal point for success.
It’s hard to imagine LSU Football being so depleted on its roster. During the Texas Bowl, the Tigers had 39 available players. That’s not even half the NCAA allowed allotment of 85 scholarship players. Many of the players that left the LSU roster entered the Transfer Portal, and now those same two words must also help rebuild the roster.
In fact, LSU just landed two defensive backs via the Transfer Portal. Mekhi Garner from ULL and Joe Foucha from Arkansas will play for the purple and gold. Both players are cornerbacks, a position the Tigers desperately need to address in recruiting due to only having two cornerbacks on the roster before Garner and Foucha announced for the Tigers.
The cornerback position, while dire until just Tuesday, is one of many issues the LSU roster faces. Here’s a look at some of the other issues the Tigers need to address with the Transfer Portal, as well as perhaps adding high school and/or junior college players. Additionally, due to self-imposed scholarship restrictions, LSU can only reach 81 scholarships for the 2022 football season. The Tigers currently sit at 55 scholarships, meaning there’s up to 26 more spots to fill between now and next fall. Here’s a look at four key positions that need to be addressed before moving on to other positions on Thursday.