The Tigers had an impressive transfer portal haul in the winter, but coach Brian Kelly is still looking to solidify a few positions.
He did so in the secondary on Thursday, landing a commitment from former Marshall defensive back Andre Sam, who announced his decision on Twitter. Sam entered the portal in the winter and committed to Tulane, but he opted to transfer once again after the spring.
Sam will be entering as a remarkable seventh-year player. The Iowa, Louisiana, native spent the first five seasons of his career with now-LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson at McNeese. He appeared in 33 games, earning two First Team All-Southland Conference selections, and started all seven during his final season in 2021.
He spent 2022 with the Thundering Herd, totaling 53 tackles, eight pass breakups, a pick and a fumble recovery. He’ll have one remaining year of eligibility as he bolsters an already-loaded Tigers secondary.
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