LSU picks up big-time Syracuse defensive back transfer Duce Chestnut

The Tigers are not done yet in the transfer portal, especially when it comes to rebuilding the secondary. On Sunday, LSU landed a commitment from sophomore Syracuse cornerback Duce Chestnut, a starter who played in 24 games in two seasons.

Chestnut heads for greener pastures after a stellar two-year career in which he totaled 83 tackles, four interceptions and 13 pass breakups. The Camden, New Jersey, native was named a Freshman All-American in 2021 by multiple national publications and finished as the runner-up in ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.

After the departures of several veterans including Jarrick Bernard-Converse and Mekhi Garner, LSU will turn to Chestnut and its two other transfer corners in Texas A&M’s Denver Harris and Southeastern Louisiana’s Zy Alexander, as well as the three true freshmen it signed at the position.

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With only Laterrance Welch and Sevyn Banks as scholarship returning players at corner, it’s not a surprise coach Brian Kelly has once again opted for an aggressive transfer portal strategy to address corner.

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