Heading into 2024, it’s clear the LSU coaching staff has taken a much different approach to the transfer portal.
The Tigers were very aggressive the prior two offseasons, landing a lot of players in each class. But after a season where that strategy backfired a bit, especially on defense, it’s clear the staff is refocusing on developing home-grown talent.
That doesn’t mean LSU has entirely neglected the portal, though. Its six-man class may not be the nation’s most impressive, but it features some immediate-impact players. And likely no player in the group is set to have a bigger impact than CJ Daniels, who On3 ranks as the No. 8 overall transfer and No. 2 receiver.
— Transfer Portal (@TransferPortal_) January 22, 2024
Daniels comes in from Liberty, where he was a 1,000-yard receiver in 2023. He’ll join a room that needs to replace both leading receivers from this season as Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr. are off to the draft.
Daniels could immediately become the top target for new starting quarterback Garrett Nussmeier in 2024.
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