LSU has added an unexpected player to its list of official visitors this weekend: former Tulane QB Tanner Lee.
Lee, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound pro-style QB, started 19 games the last two seasons at Tulane before being granted his release earlier this month. In nine starts this season, Lee threw for 1,639 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Lee, a Jesuit High product, currently does not hold an offer from LSU. Lee just completed his redshirt sophomore season and must sit out 2016 as part of NCAA transfer rules, if he were to attend another FBS school. That would leave him with one season of eligibility. The NCAA restricts players to play their four seasons in a five-year window.
Lee, who redshirted as a freshman in 2013, is currently petitioning the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility for medical reasons.
Lee missed five games because of various injuries, including a painful broken finger on his throwing hand. He tried to play through the pain at the end of the season before missing the finale.
Tulane went 3-9 in both of Lee’s seasons as a starter. Willie Fritz and his run-heavy attack replaced the fired Curtis Johnson after this past season.
Lee joins a list of more than a dozen players visiting LSU this weekend, including four highly touted uncommitted prospects.
Lee graduated from Jesuit in 2013 as a three-star prospect and the No. 55 pro-style quarterback in the nation, according to 247Sports.com.
LSU is on the hunt for a quarterback for the 2016 class after highly rated QB Feleipe Franks dropped his 18-month commitment to the Tigers and signed with Florida in December, enrolling early with the Gators.
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