One of LSU’s hardest-hit positions following the conclusion of the Dec. 3 Southeastern Conference Championship Game has been cornerback.
The Tigers were already losing seniors Jarrick Bernard-Converse and Colby Richardson but have also been beset by the departure of senior Jay Ward and junior Mekhi Garner to the NFL Draft.
LSU’s depth at that position was further impacted Thursday with the decision of freshman Jaelyn Davis-Robinson to enter the transfer portal, On3’s Matt Zenitz reported and The Athletic confirmed.
Davis-Robinson was one of six freshman first-year coach Brian Kelly was able to redshirt from his inaugural recruiting class, including fellow freshman cornerback Jordan Allen of Lafayette Christian Academy. Davis-Robinson appeared in the team’s first two games, registering four tackles against Southern University.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Davis-Robinson was a four-star recruit for LSU out of Waxahachie (High), Texas. He was rated the nation’s No. 50 cornerback and state’s No. 48 prospect by Rivals.com.