Reinforcements are on the way to LSU’s ultra-thin cornerback room.
Stanford graduate and New Orleans native Terrence Alexander has signed with LSU and will be immediately eligible to play in 2018 as a graduate transfer, LSU announced on Thursday morning. He’s expected to compete for immediate playing time and possibly even a starting spot this fall.
Alexander lands with the Tigers just a few days after spending the weekend in Baton Rouge for an official visit. LSU coach Ed Orgeron has often hinted strongly at the likelihood of adding a graduate transfer at the position after missing out on some marquee targets on National Signing Day.
Signing Alexander adds depth and experience to a position group that was short on both. LSU has an All-American top corner in Greedy Williams, and Alexander will compete with Jontre Kirklin, Kary Vincent and converted receiver Mannie Netherly at the position. Signee Kelvin Joseph will join the group when he enrolls this summer.
A John Curtis graduate, Alexander appeared in 41 games with 57 tackles, one interception and eight passes defended during his four years at Stanford. His senior season was cut short by a forearm injury and the NCAA has granted him a medical redshirt for the 2017 season. LSU’s previous coaching staff didn’t offer Alexander coming out of high school.