- Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later.
LSU hit the transfer portal hard over the winter. Brian Kelly and his staff had a lot of work to do on a roster that had been left in poor condition.
One of the areas of concern was cornerback, where LSU was losing Derek Stingley Jr., Eli Ricks and Cordale Flott. To help fill that gap, LSU went out and got a few guys at corner, including Oklahoma State transfer Jarrick Bernard-Converse.
On3 recently released a list breaking down the 10 most impactful transfers in the SEC. Bernard-Converse came in at the No. 10 spot. Of the four corners LSU brought in, On3 called Bernard-Converse the best of the bunch.
“He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2021 at Oklahoma State for one of the nation’s best defenses; he should be both a physical and emotional leader for LSU.”
Bernard-Converse had 10 pass breakups in 2021. That total led all Big 12 corners. According to PFF, he only missed two tackles last year, making him one of the best-tackling corners in the conference. He also only allowed 50% of the balls thrown his way to be caught.
Bernard-Converse, a Louisiana native, was not a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school in 2018. He was ranked by the 247Sports Composite Rankings as just the 88th best safety in the class.
But he was able to find the field early at Oklahoma State, making an impact as a freshman and going on to find a home at cornerback. LSU will need Bernard-Converse to live up to the hype in 2022 or the secondary will struggle.