LSU fullback Ronnie Feist will follow his former position coach, Frank Wilson, to UTSA. Wilson was recently named the new head coach of the UTSA football program. Feist announced his decision to transfer on his Instagram account on Thursday.
Feist graduated from LSU in December, which means he can move to UTSA and be eligible to play immediately under the NCAA’s graduate transfer rules. He should fit right in and make a case for some significant playing time in his final year of eligibility, and having the familiarity with his new head coach should make for a smooth transition. It may also help establish Feist as a leader on the UTSA program.
Feist has also played linebacker during his time at LSU. He was moved to fullback in 2015, although his playing time was limited with Leonard Fournette getting the bulk of the rushing attempts out of LSU’s backfield. With Fournette back for the 2016 season in Baton Rouge, snaps as a contributor figure to be low for everyone on LSU’s roster, so pursuing a fresh opportunity for Feist makes sense.