Chevis Jackson, a member of LSU’s support staff and a former All-SEC cornerback for the Tigers, is leaving to coach defensive backs at Ball State, FootballScoop.com reported Friday morning.

Chevis Jackson returns a pick for a touchdown in the title game in 2007. (Bill Feig)

Chevis Jackson returns a pick for a touchdown in the title game in 2007. (Bill Feig)

Jackson joined LSU last February and has served as a defensive analyst. Jackson had been a graduate assistant at South Alabama. Jackson, a third-round NFL draft pick in 2008, spent four seasons with five NFL teams.

He joins a host of support staff members to leave the team recently. Graduate assistant Ryan Pugh and two strength and conditioning assistants left last month to join Frank Wilson at Texas-San Antonio.

LSU continues to search for a replacement for Wilson, who spent six years in Baton Rouge as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator before leaving for the head job at UTSA. The Tigers are hosting back-to-back weekends in which they welcome in some of the state and nation’s highest ranked 2017 prospects. Spring practice begins March 7.

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