Brian Kelly’s staff was all over the country last week putting the final touches on their 2023 recruiting class. Still, continuing to monitor the transfer portal and extend offers there is also of the utmost importance.
The Tigers continue to dish out offers to high-priority defensive linemen. As defensive line coach Jamar Cain looks to establish depth with his position group, he’s hit the portal with force.
Who has LSU offered? Where are players visiting? Is LSU gaining traction in any area?
Here’s a look at the transfer portal offer list:
Paris Shand – Defensive Line – Arizona
LSU extended an offer to Arizona defensive lineman Paris Shand on Monday, he announced via social media. Shand, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, is the second Arizona defensive lineman the Tigers have offered in the transfer portal.
Brian Kelly and defensive line coach Jamar Cain have been on a tear over the last seven days, also offering Shand’s teammate Kyon Barrs, who ultimately committed to USC on Wednesday.
For Shand, the 6-foot-5, 290-pound menace from Toronto, Ontario had a solid run while in Tucson with the Wildcats and would give this LSU defensive line some versatility going forward.
Kyon Barrs – Defensive Line – Arizona – *Has Committed to USC*
The All-PAC 12 Second Team selection in 2021 has been productive over the years for the Wildcats. Establishing himself as a top player at his position, Barrs finished his Arizona career with 102 tackles and five sacks.
Jamar Cain has proven to be one of the top recruiters in the country at the defensive line position. How will he continue utilizing the portal this month after Barrs’ commitment to Southern Cal? He’s shown a sense of urgency thus far, but more offers are certainly going to be handed out soon.
Josaiah Stewart – Defensive Line – Coastal Carolina
The 6-foot-2, 230 pounder signed in the Chanticleers’ 2021 class, and after back-to-back dominant seasons, Stewart entered the transfer portal after a coaching change.