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LSU football 2024 roster/portal tracker

Hey ATVS folks,

I know you're always interested in roster moves and shakeups this time of year.

Figured I'd use this to track/update where the roster stands, show who's left at which positions and break down how many guys LSU will aim for in the portal and where.

Always happy to talk more in the comments if I missed something, there are questions, etc. I'll probably update this one through the February signing day.

Here's where the LSU roster stands as of Feb. 7:

(85) Total scholarship limit

(90) Total scholarship players as of Feb. 7

(55) Scholarship players returning (transfers out/seniors/NFL Draft entrants already excluded)

(28) Class of 2024 HS recruiting commits

(7) Transfer commits to LSU: Washington (DT) from JUCO, Gilbert (S) from A&M, Thomas (WR) from MSU, Swann (QB) from Vandy, Ausberry (DB) from Auburn, Brown (CB) from Ohio State, Daniels (WR) from Liberty

(4) Early NFL draft entrants (Nabers/BTJ/Wingo/Smith)

(3) Seniors who CAN come back: Brooks (who knows) + Williams/Lacy (they're back)

(10) Seniors WITHOUT eligibility/are leaving: Daniels, Cain, Emery, Oghoufo, Jefferson, Sam, Bramblett, Speights, Turner, Lunsford

(14) Players in transfer portal: Diggs, Brown, Heard, Harris, Chestnut, Hill, West, Martinez, Wiggins, Goodwin, McGohan, Langston, Bradford, Welch

(Numbers in parentheses = number of returning players + croots + transfers)

QUARTERBACK (2 + 1 + 1)

Nuss
Collins

(Hurley + Swann - Vandy transfer)

RUNNING BACK (3 + 1)

Williams
Jackson
Holly

(Durham)

WIDE RECEIVER (7 + 4 + 2)

Lacy
Hilton
Anderson
Sampson
Parker
Ibieta

(Watkins, Billiot, Turner, Woodland + Thomas - MSU transfer and Daniels - Liberty)

TIGHT END (4 + 1)

Taylor
Gilbreath
Markway
Pimpton

(Green)

OFFENSIVE LINE (9 + 6)

Frazier
Dellinger
Makaneole
Campbell
Bordelon
Jones
Chester
Adams
Mubenga

(Davis, Echols, Lee, Calloway, Cryer, Williams)

DEFENSIVE LINE/EDGE (8 + 6 + 1)

Guillory
Lee
Shand
Womack
Swinson
Jones
Carpenter
Howard

(Reliford, Breaux, Johnson, Jackson, Cobbins, McKinley + transfer: Washington)

LINEBACKER (5 + 3)

Penn
Weeks
Perkins
Weeks
Brathwaite

(Singleton, Keys, Atkins)

CORNERBACK (7 + 3 + 2)

Alexander
Ryan
Johnson
Hughes
Toviano
Stamps
Prean (switched from WR)

(Causey, Johnson, Foster + AU transfer Ausberry + OSU transfer Brown)

SAFETY (6 + 2 + 1)

Brooks
Burns
Langlois
Allen
Yaites
Jackson

(Rogers, McBryde + Gilbert - A&M transfer)

SPECIAL TEAMS (4 + 1)

Todd
Dibert
Ramos
Roy

(Burrell)

HOW LSU WILL (LIKELY) USE THE TRANSFER PORTAL

QUARTERBACK (1 already, done)

Got Swann from Vandy. Can't see them going for more than that.

RUNNING BACK (1)

With Diggs leaving, I don't think you can roll with just 4 total RBs, including only one upperclassman. They'll get an experienced role player/contributor here IMO.

TIGHT END (0, done)

This room is now stacked after being bare for years.

WIDE RECEIVER (2 already, done)

With Nabers/BTJ leaving, got a couple guys with experience. Daniels from Liberty could be a WR1. Getting Thomas from Miss State also fills hybrid role as KR.

OFFENSIVE LINE (0, done)

There's too much depth here for a path to the field for a transfer.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (1 already, HAVE to get at least 1 more, probably 2)

Brought in Washington from JUCO ranks but with Wingo/Smith declaring, you HAVE to get at least one more, probably 2

DEFENSIVE END/EDGE (0, done)

Only if there are more guys who hit the portal here or you can get a no-doubt starter.

LINEBACKERS (0, Unlikely)

There are good players here but the room is relatively thin. Ideally they'd add experience but scholly crunch could mean nobody getting added here.

DEFENSIVE BACKS (3 already, 1 more)

The room we all know needs the most help. Got a safety in Gilbert, a CB in Brown and a hybrid/nickel type in Ausberry. Still likely they go for one more higher-caliber guy in the spring portal.

SPECIALISTS (0, double up KR with WR)

Set at kicker and punter it seems. Got Thomas incoming at WR who has strong KR history.