LSU senior safety Eric Monroe enters NCAA transfer portal

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Eric Monroe

In the recruiting class of 2016, LSU hit the bonanza reeling in Rashard Lawrence, Kristian Fulton, Lloyd Cushenberry, Glen Logan, Devin White and Greedy Williams.

Another member of that class with lofty credentials did not reach the expected level of performance.

LSU redshirt senior safety Eric Monroe has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

The former top rated safety in the country coming out of North Shore High School in Houston has not make the major impact previously expected with the Tigers. Monroe changed his jersey number from 30 to 11 in 2019, hoping that may kick start things but he started just one game (vs. Auburn) and made minimal impact.

In 29 career games, Monroe made 21 tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups.

As the 2020 season draws near, Monroe finds himself buried behind Jacoby Stevens, Todd Harris, Kary Vincent and Maurice Hampton on LSU’s safety depth chart. A pair of well-regarded 2020 signees, Jordan Toles and Dwight McGlothern, are also entering the mix.

Set to graduate this summer, Monroe would be immediately eligible elsewhere as a graduate transfer if he does not decide to stay at LSU.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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