Former LSU wide receiver Dee Anderson transfers to Oklahoma State

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Dee Anderson
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Former LSU wide receiver Dee Anderson entered the transfer portal around Christmas 2019 searching for a new college football home. The Dallas, Texas native found one.

The graduate transfer is headed to Oklahoma State where he will be immediately eligible for the upcoming season. He made 27 catches for 392 yards and one score during his 19 games at LSU.

The 6-foot-6, 229-pounde Anderson played in 11 games as a true freshman in 2016, highlighted by a 42-yard grab from quarterback Danny Etling to set a touchdown during the Tigers’ 54-39 win over Texas A&M. He last played for LSU in 2018 when his high point was a five-catch performance for 80 yards against Louisiana Tech.

Anderson did not play in 2019 following a suspension from the squad by head coach Ed Orgeron after failing to meet the team’s conditioning bench marks.

As a key recruit and four-star talent in the 2016 class, Anderson considered offers from UCLA, Texas, TCU,Alabama, Washington, SMU, Indiana, Tennessee and Oklahoma before settling on the Tigers.

The sad reality of the 2016 signing class for LSU is that Anderson represents the 12th member of that 26-member class to leave the program early. It represents Les Miles’ last recruiting cycle at LSU. Others to exit early among the group include:

CB Saivion Smith (a four-star who left and eventually transferred to Alabama)
NT Ed Alexander (left early for the NFL but was not drafted or signed)
WR Drake Davis (suspended by LSU following charges of domestic violence and child pornography)
OG Donavaughn Campbell (recently transferred to Louisiana Tech)
OT Willie Allen (left in 2017, transferring to Louisiana Tech)
PK Connor Culp (just transferred to Nebraska after losing the kicking job in 2019 to freshman Cade York)
DE Sci Martin (eventually transferred to Missouri)
DE Caleb Roddy (left LSU after freshman campaign with no stats)
DT Travonte Valentine (considered an ideal nose tackle for Dave Aranda’s defense, the 350-pounder was dismissed from LSU, trasnferred to JUCO and returned only to be suspended once again)
QB Lindsey Scott (left for JUCO then Missouri before another transfer; now a senior at Nicholls State)
LB Layton Garnett (West Monroe native left LSU after one season and headed to UTSA)

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