Report: LSU wide receiver to transfer to TCU _lowres

LSU Tigers wide receiver John Diarse (9) watches as LSU Tigers and Texas Tech Red Raiders compete in the Rodeo Bowl on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at George Ranch in Richmond, TX. (Photo: Thomas B. Shea/For the Advocate)

Former LSU receiver John Diarse has chosen his transfer destination: TCU, according to 247Sports.

Diarse announced a week ago that he’dbe leaving the Tigers after spending three years in BatonRouge. He graduated from LSU, allowing him to play immediately at his next stop, avoiding the NCAA rule that forces FBS transfers to sit a year.

The website reported that Diarse was already on the TCU campus and is set to begin classes on Jan. 11.

Diarse, once a consensus four star prospect out of Neville High, caught 13 passes for 137 yards last season. He served mostly as a reserve behind starters Travin Dural and Malachi Dupre. He was the Tigers’ No. 3 receiver and had two of his best games of his career in Houston.

Diarse caught four passes for a season-high 45 yards in the Texas Bowl on Tuesday night. Diarse had two catches for 48 yards and a game-changing touchdown in a win over Wisconsin last season in Houston.

Diarse’s signing day potential never materialized for the run-heavy Tigers. His career high in yards came in the Music City Bowl against Notre Dame last season – 76 yards. He never had more than four catches in any game of his career.

Diarse, who graduated this past December, enrolled early at LSU in January of 2013, winning the Newcomer Most Improved Award before a nagging injury he suffered in preseason camp resulted in a redshirt season as a rookie.