The running back depth chart is of concern to many LSU football fans. However, the Tigers gained a much-needed addition via the transfer portal on Tuesday.
LSU football added running back Logan Diggs from the transfer portal three days after his Baton Rouge visit. Diggs entered the transfer portal in late April, following two seasons at Notre Dame. The pending junior was the Irish’s second-leading rusher in 2022 with 822 yards and four touchdowns. He also added 211 receiving yards and two touchdown catches.
Logan Diggs’ transfer to Death Valley is critical for LSU football. Currently, the Tigers feature two available scholarship running backs, Noah Cain and Trey Holly. Both backs carried the ground-rushing load during last month’s LSU football spring game.
Diggs will have every opportunity to start in Brian Kelly’s offense in 2023. The Louisiana native’s 6-0 and 195-pound frame is built to shoulder tougher carries. His familiarity with Brian Kelly’s system is another advantage, as is his health. As such, LSU fans can expect Diggs to waste no time making an impact.
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The LSU football depth chart currently appears crowded on paper. However, returning LSU running backs Armoni Goodwin, Josh Williams, and Kaleb Jackson remain recovering from injuries. Also, veteran John Emery Jr. is still serving a suspension from the program due to academic issues. Sadly, the longer Emery is estranged from LSU football, the less likely it seems he’ll be back.
Diggs visited Ole Miss and South Carolina before his trip to Baton Rouge. His transfer decision marks the second time Diggs has committed to play for Kelly. Kelly initially recruited the former Archbishop Rummel High School star during his tenure as Notre Dame head coach. Diggs was a three-star player in college football’s 2020 recruiting class.
The LSU football program concluded spring practices on April 22. The Tigers return to the practice field for Fall workouts in August.