Part of the reason for LSU’s small class under first-year coach Brian Kelly is due to a dozen players signed out of the transfer portal. Four-star Will Campbell (offensive tackle) and Walker Howard (quarterback) are both ranked in the top 50 overall for incoming freshmen in the 2022 cycle.Brad Crawford, 247Sports
- On3 Ranking: No. 15
- 247Sports Ranking: No. 18
- ESPN Ranking: No. 19
- Rivals Ranking: No. 28
When you factor in the transfers to the 2022 class, it looks much more impressive for the Tigers and Brian Kelly. They have added almost as many transfers as high school signees. The team looks to be reloading rather than rebuilding.
LSU still has a few moves it is looking to make with the following top prospects:
- Harold Perkins, Linebacker
- Jacoby Mathews, Safety
- TreVonte’ Citizen, Running Back
- Caleb Douglas, Wide Receiver
- Danny Lewis Jr, Tight End
After adding the 12 transfers, the team has seven spots still available to be filled for the 2022 season. It could look to add more transfers during the spring. That approach would allow the staff to have a better evaluation of the team and where it is still lacking.