LSU adds linebacker from NCAA transfer portal in Virginia’s West Weeks

LSU has aggressively hit the NCAA transfer portal to address immediate needs in the secondary and at skill positions on offense such as running back and wide receiver.

The Tigers turned their attention to linebacker Saturday with the addition of Virginia linebacker West Weeks who announced his commitment on his Twitter account.

“Thankful. Let’s work!! #Geaux Tigers,” Weeks said.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Weeks becomes the eighth player LSU’s obtained through the NCAA transfer portal. The native of Watkinsville, Georgia made an official visit to Baton Rouge this weekend after first entering the transfer portal on Jan. 3.

Weeks finished 11th overall on Virginia’s defense with 31 tackles, including a high of eight against Pittsburgh. He had a pair of quarterback hurries, a sack and broke up five passes before suffering a broken leg in the Cavaliers’ final game of the season.

Weeks was known for his versatility at Oconee County High, the same that produced former LSU quarterback Max Johnson.

He was a three-star prospect and ranked No. 48 nationally as an athlete because he played six different positions during his career, including inside linebacker.

Weeks, whose father David played offensive line at Georgia and coached that position group at Oconee, finished with 250 career tackles. He also played quarterback for the school and had a 32-yard return on kickoffs his senior year.

He totaled 91 tackles and interception as a senior and earned Class 4A first team All-State honors as a junior with 112 tackles.

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