Buried at a position deep in talent, Ronnie Vinson has decided to ply his football wares somewhere other than LSU.
The cornerback’s prep coach confirmed to the New Orleans Times-Picayune that his former player has already begun the process of transferring from the Tigers to Southeastern Louisiana.
“The paperwork is in the formalized process, but he’s been in the process the past couple of weeks,” New Orleans Isidore Newman School coach Nelson Stewart told the paper. “I think for him, it’s the best fit. He doesn’t have to wait, and they have a scheme that he’s comfortable with.”
As Southeastern Louisiana is a Div. 1-AA (FCS) football program, Vinson (pictured, No. 28) will be eligible to play immediately.
In LSU’s run to an SEC championship and a spot in the BcS title game last season, Vinson played in seven of the Tigers’ 14 games. He was a four-star recruit in LSU’s 2010 class, and Rivals.com rated him as the No. 4 player at any position in the state of Louisiana.