Tigers land massive commitment from top transfer portal linebacker

LSU’s transfer portal haul this spring just keeps getting better.

On Thursday, the Tigers picked up a monumental commitment through the portal from former Oregon State linebacker Omar Speights. A First Team All-Pac-12 selection in 2022, Speights led the Beavers with 83 tackles.

He finishes his career in Corvallis with 308 tackles (25 for loss), five sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. The Philadelphia native has been a full-time starter for the last three seasons.

This was a massive pickup for LSU, which currently has just four scholarship linebackers on the roster: Greg Penn III, Harold Perkins, West Weeks and early-enrollee Whit Weeks. True freshman Christian Brathwaite also joins the team this summer.

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With Speights’ addition, LSU has the No. 1 transfer class in the country this offseason.

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