LSU Football: Tigers could add another SEC player from NCAA transfer portal

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LSU Football has added 13 players to their roster this offseason via the NCAA transfer portal.

That’s some nice work by new Tigers head coach Brian Kelly and his staff.

But that number is a bit misleading. That’s because LSU has lost 12 players to the portal since last season.

And the players the Tigers have added have a lower rating than the players they’ve lost.

According to 247Sports, LSU’s new additions have a net loss rating of -2.31 compared to the players that transferred from the program.

Fortunately for LSU, it appears that Kelly is still looking to make some additions to the roster via the transfer portal.

Vanderbilt Commodores offensive lineman to visit LSU football

Vanderbilt Commodores offensive lineman Tyler Steen is a highly sought-after transfer portal player that is set to announce his transfer destination in March.

Steen, 6-foot-5/317 lbs from Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a former three-star recruit who has outplayed his recruiting ranking during his time at Vanderbilt. He’s expecting to visit LSU in the coming weeks.

The former Commodore has started over 30 games for Vanderbilt. He can play either tackle position, which provides programs with versatility — something that most programs covet.

LSU should be an attractive destination for any player in the NCAA transfer portal. The Tigers routinely put talent in the NFL every year.

But there’s one thing LSU can’t offer — the opportunity for Steen to play with his brother.

Steen’s little brother, Blake, recently signed with Virginia. That could be a big draw for the talented offensive lineman.

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This could come down to Steen having to decide if he wants to play with his brother or if he wants to vastly improve his chances of reaching the NFL. If it’s the latter, then LSU would be his best bet.