Terrence Alexander

Terrence Alexander will move from Stanford to LSU as a graduate transfer, but first must graduate later this month from the California school.

LSU is getting help at its thin cornerback position.

Terrence Alexander, a 5-foot-10, 190-pounder who prepped at John Curtis, is transferring from Stanford to LSU, the school announced Thursday morning in a statement. 

Alexander, a redshirt senior with one season left to play, is eligible immediately as a graduate transfer. He signed with the Tigers this week after a weekend visit. The school received a release from Stanford to speak with Alexander earlier this spring, something The Advocate reported in March.

In four years with the Cardinal, Alexander played in 41 games and had 57 tackles. He intercepted one pass. He played just one game last year during his true senior season, having it end in the season opener with what was reported to be a forearm injury. He was granted a medical redshirt for that year.

Alexander is a boost for the most thin position on the field. The Tigers have just four scholarship cornerbacks on the roster: redshirt sophomore and returning All-Southeastern Conference selection Greedy Williams, sophomores Jontre Kirklin and Kary Vincent and Mannie Netherly, a converted receiver.

The team is preparing to be without Kristian Fulton, who is serving the second year of a two-year NCAA suspension in 2018. Kelvin Joseph, a safety signee out of Scotlandville, will arrive over the summer. Coaches have moved him to cornerback.

Alexander emerged out of John Curtis as a top-30 cornerback in 2014, choosing Stanford over a host of offers that included Arizona State, Louisville and Nebraska. He did not garner an LSU offer, according to 247Sports.com.

Alexander is expected to compete for the starting job opposite Williams, where Kirklin and Vincent are now battling. Also open is the Tigers' starting nickel spot. 

Alexander is the 24th signee in the Tigers' 2018 signing class. LSU had two open spots in the class after February's signing day, and coach Ed Orgeron planned to chase a transfer cornerback and, potentially, a transfer quarterback, he's said many times.

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