LSU Football could be stealing a player from SEC West rival

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LSU football could be stealing a key player from an SEC West rival according to a recent report.

247Sports’ Sonny Shipp reported on Friday that LSU is a legitimate threat to land Arkansas Razorbacks cornerback Greg Brooks.

Brooks, who has two years left to play, hit the transfer portal this week after being a key player for the Razorbacks the last couple of years.

The Louisiana native played in 13 games for Arkansas this past season, totaling 47 tackles and one interception. In three years in Fayetteville, Brooks compiled 111 total tackles and four interceptions.

From those numbers, it’s easy to see that Brooks was a significant defensive player for the Razorbacks.

What are the odds that LSU football will land Greg Brooks?

It appears that LSU and Texas are the programs that are strongly in the mix to land Brooks.

You’d think that LSU would be the preferred program for Brooks — considering he’s from the New Orleans area.

(Shipp noted that Brooks wanted an LSU offer out of high school, but it never happened.)

This feels like a situation where Brooks recognizes that LSU needs some help at the defensive back position — especially with Derek Stingley Jr off to the NFL and Eli Ricks transferring to Alabama — and hit the portal with an eye on the Tigers.

The transfer portal is always a fluid situation, but I’d almost be surprised if Brooks didn’t end up at LSU. It just makes too much sense.

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