Offensive tackle Chidi Okeke announces he’ll transfer from LSU

By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor

LSU just got even thinner at offensive tackle.

Redshirt-freshman offensive tackle Chidi Okeke announced Tuesday that he’ll transfer to another school to continue his career.

According to a tweet from Okeke, LSU granted the tackle a release from his scholarship. However, an LSU spokesman told Tiger Rag the school isn’t confirming that at this time.

Okeke played in every game this season as a member of LSU’s special teams units but hasn’t been able to crack the offensive line, even amid a rash of injuries and position shuffling. LSU’s tackles this season were a rotation of K.J. Malone, Maea Teuhema and Toby Weathersby.

Measuring an athletic 6-foot-6 and 312 pounds, Okeke arrived at LSU as a five-star prospect with immense physical talent. However, originally from Africa, he faced a steep learning curve as he redshirted his freshman year to better learn the game of football.

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James Moran was Editor of Tiger Rag from August 2018 to October 2019. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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