LSU will add a quarterback this spring after all.
Former Tennessee Tech starter Andre Sale has transferred into the program as a walk-on, he posted in a message on Twitter this week. Sale, who went to high school in Arkansas but is from Baton Rouge, confirmed that he began classes Wednesday at LSU, the first day of the spring semester.
Sale, a 6-2, 210-pounder, has two years of eligibility remaining but is ineligible in 2018 because of his transfer. Sale comes from a family of Tigers. His parents and sister are LSU graduates.
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Sale started seven games this past season at Tennessee Tech before being replaced in November. He completed 58.9 percent of his passes for 217 yards a game, with 8 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Tennessee Tech plays in the Ohio Valley Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Golden Eagles finished 1-10 in 2017, firing head coach Marcus Satterfield.
Sale provides depth to a somewhat thin quarterback room at LSU. Fifth-year senior Danny Etling is gone and so is Caleb Lewis, a former walk on-turned-scholarship player who transferred to Robert Morris this month. Rising sophomore Myles Brennan is seen as the prohibitive favorite among other scholarship guys, redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse and redshirt junior Justin McMillan.
LSU may end the 2018 recruiting cycle without signing a quarterback, a potential issue if one or both of McMillan and Narcisse choose to leave after the spring. The Tigers are hosting dual-threat Alabama QB James Foster this weekend. Foster is seen as a lean to LSU, but the Tigers are short on space.
LSU has just three open spots remaining in its 2018 signing class, having already signed 21 in the new early period last month. The Tigers got the commitment of Scotlandville Magnet's Kelvin Joseph last week to fill 22 of the maximum 25 spots.