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Logan Diggs Entering Transfer Portal

A surprising announcement

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

LSU got a bit of a surprise Friday afternoon, but just maybe not in the way they were expecting.

Running back Logan Diggs announced he would be entering the Transfer Portal, as was first reported by 247’s Matt Zenitz. Diggs spent 2023 back home in Louisiana with the Tigers after spending his first two seasons in Notre Dame.

I’m not surprised Diggs is leaving LSU. The surprise is he’s entering the portal, and not electing to enter the NFL Draft. He was LSU’s leading rusher—well among running backs that is, Jayden Daniels was the leading rusher—and is draft eligible. Considering the nature of the running back position and how well Diggs played (653 yards, 5.5 yards per carry, 7 touchdowns) I thought he would go pro and start the clock on getting that big NFL pay day.

But an injury to Diggs in LSU’s win over Wisconsin might have altered his plans.

I’m not trying to dismiss Diggs’s departure. He was LSU’s most complete running back and—health permitting—fits the mold of an NFL running back. I didn’t expect Diggs to come back in 2024 anyway, but I assumed it would be because he entered for the draft, not the portal.

As always, a player can always take their name out of the portal if they so choose. And who knows, maybe Diggs will pull a Cam Ward which is to say enter the portal, but ultimately decide to enter the draft. The deadline to declare is January 15.

As it stands right now, LSU will have three running backs for sure on the roster when the 2024 season kicks off in Las Vegas: Kaleb Jackson, Trey Holly, and incoming freshman Caden Durham. The Tigers could also have a fourth running back, as Josh Williams is reportedly leaning toward returning for a sixth year.