Skip to content

Tulane’s secondary takes hit with Jordan Batiste transfer

Jordan Batiste Getty Images

Unexpectedly and abruptly, Tulane has seen its defensive backfield suffer a rather significant blow a couple of months ahead of spring practice.

A school official confirmed to the Baton Rouge Advocate that cornerback Jordan Batiste has decided to transfer out of the Green Wave football program.  No reason was given for the surprising departure.

The paper also reported that Batiste is expected to transfer to Southeastern Louisiana.  As that school competes at the FCS level, the sophomore would be eligible to play immediately in 2014.

Despite playing primarily as a nickel corner, Batiste led the team in sacks this past season with seven.. His playmaking ability prompted some people, the Advocate explained, to compare him to former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu.

Over the past two seasons, Batiste started 14 of the 25 games in which he played.  10 of those starts came as a true freshman in 2012.  In 2012 and 2013, Batiste was named honorable mention All-Conference USA.

In August of this past year, Batiste was one of five players suspended for Tulane’s season opener for violating unspecified team rules.

Permalink 1 Comment Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Conference USA, Rumor Mill, Top Posts, Tulane Green Wave
1 Response to “Tulane’s secondary takes hit with Jordan Batiste transfer”
  1. nawlinsmitty says: Jan 19, 2014 10:59 PM

    That happens when athletes are required to hit the books.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!