Four players have left the LSU football program, the school confirmed Wednesday. Offensive lineman Derek Edinburgh Jr., linebacker Lorenzo Phillips and defensive backs Jerqwinick Sandolph and Derrick Raymond all decided to leave the football program for a variety of reasons, and two have already enrolled in other programs for the 2014 season.
None of the players made the bowl trip with LSU to the Outback Bowl against Iowa this postseason. According to a report by Baton Rouge Advocate, Edinburgh and Raymond did not play at all during the 2013 season. Phillips and Sandolph played minor roles as back-up payers for the Tigers in 2013.
Sandolph is on his way to continue playing football at FCS Southeastern Louisiana. He will join former LSU safety Micah Eugene at the program. Phillips has enrolled in classes at East Mississippi Community College. Phillips is focusing on his academics and has plans on making a return to LSU once he straightens his grades out. Former running back Jeryl Brazil, who was dismissed in December, is also enrolled at the community college.
All four players were a part of LSU’s Class of 2012. The Baton Rouge Advocate notes LSU has lost six players from that recruiting class with these latest losses.