ELI RICKS ENTERS THE TRANSFER PORTAL
by LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
LSU's roster just took another major hit for 2022:
After a career full of transfer fears at every turn despite his declared loyalty, All-American CB and likely future first round NFL Draft pick Eli Ricks is entering his name into the transfer portal, as reported by Rivals Mastermind Sam Spiegelman.
Dealing with a shoulder injury since his junior year of high school, Eli arrived banged up as a freshman, and yet still managed to record one of the greatest freshman seasons at the cornerback position, allowing just 6 catches from a mere 19 targets, illustrating how his reputation as a dangerous target proceeded him.
From the other 13 passes which came his way, Eli picked off 4 passes in just 9 games...compared to Stingley's 6 in 15, Eli's freshman 2020 campaign stands as an eternal majesty of DBU greatness....but what now?
After opting out of another solid season to have corrective surgery on his shoulder, Ricks' sophomore year still had a few highs: 1 INT during a homecoming game at the Rose Bowl, a few brutal tackles on the outside or in the backfield.....but his season, much like his partner Derek Stingley Jr, was cut awfully too short.
Now, after it seemed the question had already been answered a