Redshirt junior left tackle Dare Rosenthal has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal after a violation of team rules, as first reported by Jimmy Smith of Tiger Details.
Rosenthal’s career at LSU has been bogged down by various off the field issues. Rosenthal left LSU last spring but returned to the team later that summer. He would then be suspended in October and missed two games for similar violations.
LSU was supposed to be returning all five starters along the offensive line but if Rosenthal does leave Baton Rouge—and remember a player can still withdraw their name from the portal—that throws a wrench in new offensive line coach Brad Davis’s plans.
The obvious choice to fill Rosenthal’s spot is redshirt junior Cam Wire who started at left tackle when Rosenthal was suspended last season. Wire has filled the T-Bob Hebert Swing Lineman role the past few years, starting games at both tackle and guard.
If it’s not Wire, perhaps Davis will look to sophomore tackles Marcus Dumervil or Xavier Hill, or early-enrollee Garrett Dellinger, a four-star, top-100 prospect in the 2021 recruiting class.
Rosenthal came to LSU as a four-star defensive tackle prospect out of Ferriday. He started three games in LSU’s 15-0, 2019 national championship season. Standing at 6’7” and 327 pounds, Rosenthal has all the physical tools to be a dominant left tackle but has yet to put the pieces together. The rumor mills suggest Rosenthal may end up landing at either Baylor with former LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, or Kentucky, where Kelvin Joseph transferred to going into the 2019 season.