Here are the LSU football players in the transfer portal and where they've landed
WIth the 2021 season quickly coming to a close, the transfer portal in college football is swinging wide open.
Here's an updated tracker of which LSU players have entered the transfer portal and where they are going.
Devonta Lee, WR
Lee entered the portal on Jan. 14 following three seasons with the Tigers. The former four-star recruit had nine catches for 85 yards and a touchdown in 2021.
Before this season, he had only two catches for 27 yards in his career at LSU. Lee transferred to Louisiana Tech on Jan. 29.
Dwight McGlothern, CB
It was confirmed by The Advertiser on Jan. 11 that McGlothern had entered the portal. The Houston native was expected to be LSU's lone returning starter at cornerback in 2022.
After entering the season as LSU's fourth-string cornerback, the sophomore saw his role on defense expand after injuries to Derek Stingley Jr. and Eli Ricks. He finished this past season with 31 total tackles and an interception.
McGlothern announced on Jan. 16 that he was transferring to Arkansas.
Alex Adams, WR
The Advertiser confirmed on Jan. 10 that Adams has entered the portal and announced that he was transferring to Akron the next day. The Mississippi native had just two catches for 11 yards in two seasons with LSU.
He was a three-star recruit and the No. 8 recruit in Mississippi when he signed with the Tigers.
Trey Palmer, WR
Palmer, a junior, officially entered the transfer portal on Thursday.
He caught 30 balls for 344 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers this season. Palmer enters the portal with 41 catches in his LSU career.
The former Kentwood recruit was a four-star prospect and the No. 6 player in Louisiana coming out of high school.
Palmer announced on Jan. 9 that he is transferring to Nebraska, joining former LSU wideouts coach Mickey Joseph with the Huskers.
Landon Jackson, DL
Jackson, a freshman and former four-star recruit out of Pleasant Grove in Texas, appeared in five games for LSU this season.
He officially entered the portal last week and signed with Arkansas on Dec. 15.
Max Johnson, QB
Johnson, a sophomore, announced on Dec. 7 that he was entering the transfer portal.
The Georgia native was LSU's starting quarterback in 2021, playing in all 12 games and throwing for 2,815 yards, 27 touchdowns and six interceptions. He was benched during the Tigers' loss to Arkansas in favor of freshman Garrett Nussmeier, but Johnson started LSU's last two games against UL Monroe and Texas A&M — both wins.
His younger brother Jake — a four-star tight end — also decommitted from LSU at the same time on Dec. 7. Johnson announced on Friday that he was transferring to Texas A&M, two days after his brother signed with the Aggies.
Deion Smith, WR
Smith showed flashes of real promise as a freshman for the Tigers.
The Mississippi native had a monstrous two-touchdown performance against Central Michigan, in which he also compiled a season-high 135 receiving yards on five catches. But Smith didn't catch more than two balls in a game for the rest of the season and finished the year with 11 receptions for 186 yards.
Coming out of high school, Smith was a four-star recruit and a top 100 prospect in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite. Smith announced his intention to enter the portal on Dec. 7.
Peyton Badyrka, K
Badyrka is a freshman out of Dunmore in Pennsylvania. He was a walk-on at LSU this season after making 44 of 45 extra-point attempts as a junior in 2019 and a 42-yard field goal in 2020.
He officially entered the portal on Dec. 7.
Eli Ricks, CB
Ricks was expected to be a cornerstone player for Daronte Jones' defense heading into the season. The sophomore concluded his freshman year at LSU as a Freshman All-American and AP Third-Team All-American.
But a shoulder injury he picked up in LSU's loss to Kentucky in October sidelined him for the rest of 2021, finishing the year with just 11 tackles and an interception. A five-star recruit out of IMG Academy, Ricks was the No. 14 prospect nationally in the 2020 class.
Ricks officially entered the portal on Nov. 23 and announced on Twitter on Dec. 15 that he was signing with Alabama.
Myles Brennan, QB
Brennan, a redshirt senior, announced that he was returning to LSU on Dec. 16.
He was in line to fight for the starting quarterback job this summer before breaking his left arm in a fishing accident in August. Not only did Brennan lose a chance at the starting job, but he did not appear in a game for the Tigers this season and entered the portal on Nov. 3.
Brennan played in three games in 2020, completing 79 of 131 pass attempts for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns, splitting playing time with Johnson and sophomore T.J. Finley — who has since transferred to Auburn.
Nate Harris, LB
Harris is a freshman linebacker out of Leonard High School in Texas. He was a walk-on for the Tigers this season and didn't appear in any games.
Harris entered the portal on Oct. 29.
Navonteque Strong, LB
Strong is a sophomore linebacker and came to LSU as the No. 1 middle linebacker prospect in the nation coming from a junior college, according to 247Sports. He spent his freshman year at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Strong appeared in eight games this season with 17 tackles and a sack. He officially entered the portal on Oct. 27.
Koy Moore, WR
Moore had 22 catches for 177 yards last season as a freshman out of Archbishop Rummel. But the sophomore had trouble building off of his initial success this year, only playing in six games.
He finished this season with five catches for 71 yards. Moore entered the portal on Oct. 19.