LSU football lands West Virginia, Southeastern Louisiana transfers

Cory Diaz
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

LSU's perusal through the transfer portal continues as it signed one and earned a commitment from another Friday.

Southeastern Louisiana cornerback A'Zyrian Alexander, a two-time FCS All-American performer, signed with the Tigers. Earlier Friday morning, West Virginia senior defensive lineman Jordan Jefferson announced his commitment to transfer to LSU via his Twitter page.

Alexander has two years of eligibility remaining and adds big-time playmaking ability at a position of need for Brian Kelly and the Tigers defense. During his sophomore season, Alexander recorded three interceptions and four pass breakups and totaled 27 tackles.

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Alexander (6-foot-3, 185-pounds) entered the transfer portal a little more than a week ago and drew offers from Power Five teams including USC, Miami, Baylor, Michigan State. The Loreauville, Louisiana, native decided to stay close to home.

Jefferson (6-3, 310), a Navarre, Florida, native, played in 40 games as a Mountaineer, piling up 54 tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks. Last season, Jefferson had a career year with 9.5 TFLs, three sacks and five pass breakups to go along with 31 tackles.

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Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Ollie Gordon (0) is brought down by West Virginia Mountaineers defensive lineman Jordan Jefferson (95) during a college football game between Oklahoma State and West Virginia at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. West Virginia won 24-19.