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Two more backup LSU DBs decide to transfer

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For the second and third time in less than a month, and at a position grouping that’s as deep and talented as any in the country, LSU has lost members of its secondary to transfer.

According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, sophomore Sam Gibson and redshirt freshman David Jenkins have decided to leave the Tigers football program.  While a school official confirmed the departures, there’s no word on where the pair of defensive backs may ultimately land.

Gibson, a three-star member of LSU’s 2010 recruiting class out of Prattville, Ala., played in five games last season.

As a four-star recruit in LSU’s 2011 class, Jenkins was rated as the No. 21 cornerback in the country coming out of high school in Carrollton, Tex.  He redshirted as a true freshman last season.

Late last month, it was reported that CB Ronnie Vinson, a four-star member of the same class as Gibson, had decided to transfer from LSU to Southeastern Louisiana.  He ultimately wound up at Tennessee State after an abrupt change of heart.

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6 Responses to “Two more backup LSU DBs decide to transfer”
  1. jpiro says: Jun 20, 2012 4:59 PM

    Honey Badger don’t care.

  2. lobowolfe says: Jun 20, 2012 6:26 PM

    guess they did not have enough chest and leadership ability for LSU….or wanted an education.

  3. foreverlsu says: Jun 20, 2012 6:38 PM

    Sure lobo, let’s go with that. Does your team have a 77% graduation success rate?

  4. canetic says: Jun 21, 2012 8:14 AM

    Welcome to Miami…

    (88% graduation success rate)

  5. bullneck11 says: Jun 21, 2012 9:45 AM

    Good Lord man, stop with all of this negative stuff about LSU like players are jumping off the team.

    These transfers are all about getting more playing time and not for any other reason. They just can’t get on the field at LSU so they are going somewhere else to play more. It happens all the time.

  6. woebegong says: Jun 23, 2012 9:11 AM

    Not a big fan of LSU football, but I can bet there are a lot of teams out there, that wish, they could afford to lose three guys at one position and still have good depth and talent.
    It happens all of the time in college football, as some kids come into college thinking they just need to show up and they will replace a player that already knows the scheme, has been playing for a year or so successfully and when they find out, they have to work at it, aren’t willing to wait their turn. They usually end up at a smaller college as a lower division, and they might play right away there, but their journey to the Sunday League is now considerably harder.

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