The 2021 football season is over. Excuse me while I shed a tear, but the future looks bright on the Bayou.
New head coach Brian Kelly came to the Bayou and with him he brought new expectations, new hopes and a great recruiting class all told.
I’m not just talking about LSU recruits who dropped out of high school, either. The Tigers have hit the transfer portal hard, to say the least. LSU added super talented and experienced players from the SEC and Big 12.
Did they make this list? You better believe it. Add some veteran Tigers and we have a good group. One is a wide receiver who’s set for an amazing season and the other is a disruptive threat coming off the edge.
BJ Ojulari, Edge
Ojulari was an absolute THREAT in the backfield last year for the Tigers. He played in 12 games and had 31 solo tackles, 54 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Going into his junior season, expect him to blow the roof off the already high expectations people have for him.
Jarrick Bernard, cornerback
A graduate transfer from Oklahoma State, Bernard played 49 games with the Cowboys and recorded 195 tackles, including 145 solo, four sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. He adds experience and a plethora of talent to the Tiger secondary. Not to mention he was named an All-Big 12 in 2021.
Greg Brooks Jr, Nickel cornerback
An SEC transfer from Arkansas? I’m cool with that. Greg Brooks Jr played 33 games in three years for Arkansas. He had 111 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He can line up from day one against the best receivers in the SEC and go to war with them. He has talent and he has proven himself.
Another transfer from Arkansas. Foucha played 40 games in four seasons with the Razorbacks. He had 230 tackles, two and a half sacks, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. How many potential first-round draft picks are there in the LSU secondary? All.
Boutte had 1,243 yards and 14 touchdowns in two years at the Bayou. Here’s a bold prediction, I think he’ll be over 1,200 yards this year alone. New coach, new attack, he will get there.