It’s been a negative season so far for LSU football, and that’s not just an on the field trend. The Tigers are also losing a promising sophomore cornerback who was a five-star recruit coming out of IMG Academy. That player is Elias Ricks, who had a big freshman year and played in 6 games this season with 1 interception before suffering a season ending shoulder injury.
Even though Ricks’ season was cut short by injury, he looked like a player that would have a large future role with the Tigers. LSU’s top talent at cornerback, Derek Stingley Jr., has suffered from his own injury problems this season and is likely headed for the NFL.
A player like Stingley departing for the NFL opens a door for others such as Ricks to make a larger impact next season, but it doesn’t look like Ricks will be in Baton Rouge to do that.
LSU’s 5-6 record right now might have something to do with his decision to transfer. LSU changing coaches and moving on from Ed Orgeron not long after his national championship season is another likely factor.
Whatever the reason ultimately is for Ricks’ decision to move on, there will be a lot of teams making pitches for his services soon.
As a former five-star player that has experience playing in LSU’s secondary, Ricks looks like somebody that could slot into most power five rosters and most of the talk around his potential transfer is linking him with top teams such as Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio State.
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