Offensive lineman George Brown Jr. is transferring from LSU, his father told The Advocate on Monday.
Brown, a 2015 signee who redshirted last season, has decided to leave the program, George Brown Sr. said.
“He felt better to go with another staff and go play somewhere else. He’s not mad at LSU,” George Brown Sr. said. “LSU is a great school, great place to be. We love LSU. I’m not the one playing. My son decided he wanted to be somewhere else. He didn't feel that was the place for him. We don't have an issue. We love coach (Les) Miles and all of the staff there. He just decided that he would take his talents other places.”
LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed the news.
The 6-foot-7, 290-pound Cincinnati native is choosing between Miami, Michigan State, Penn State and UCLA. He’ll decide on a destination this week, his father said, and will enroll in that school by Friday. George Brown Jr. will sit out this season under NCAA transfer rules, losing a year of eligibility. He’ll be eligible as a third-year sophomore next season.
Brown was rated as high as the No. 16th offensive tackle prospect in 2015, but he never saw the field last season. He entered this year as No. 2 or No. 3 option at either tackle spot. His last practice with LSU came Saturday during a scrimmage, his father said.
“He wants to be at a different place,” George Brown Sr. said. “That’s it.”
Brown is, at least, the eighth player to transfer this offseason, including four receivers, a kicker, quarterback Anthony Jennings and receiver Tyron Johnson, who left the squad just a week ago.
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