LSU Football: Tigers are the team to beat for Georgia Bulldogs transfer

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LSU football could be the benefactor of a Georgia Bulldogs player’s decision to enter the transfer portal.

Georgia safety Major Burns, a Baton Rouge native, entered the NCAA transfer portal this week.

Burns, who was rated as a four-star defensive back during the 2020 recruiting cycle (No. 13 safety in the country), was committed to the Tigers for six months before LSU was forced to go in a different direction because the numbers didn’t work out.

The Louisiana native then signed with Georgia eight days after “decommitting” from LSU.

Major Burns could still end up playing for LSU football

Shea Dixon, who covers LSU for 247Sports, reported on Monday that LSU is the “team to beat” for Burns.

“I would definitely call LSU the team to beat here, and they are going to push for him given they want to bulk up the safety room,” wrote Dixon.

Dixon also noted that Burns wasn’t bothered by LSU’s decision to go in a different direction during the recruiting process. It also helps that the Tigers’ defensive coaching staff looks a lot different than it did when Burns was committed to LSU in 2019.

The Tigers reportedly have one scholarship remaining in the 2021 cycle, so it certainly appears that Burns to Baton Rouge could be a very real possibility.

And that’s good news for LSU. Burns only played in six games for the Bulldogs in 2020, but he’s clearly a talented player that can help the Tigers in 2021 and beyond.

Burns finished the 2020 season with five total tackles.

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It’s unclear when Burns will make a decision, but it’s likely he’ll decide sometime early this summer.