LSU Football Loses Two More DB’s, Maybe Prized QB Recruit

Former LSU defensive backs Ronnie Vinson (28) and Sam Gibson (29) battle for the ball during practice for the BCS championship NCAA college football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan 5, 2012. (Dave Martin / AP)

According to LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette, sophomore Sam Gibson and redshirt freshman David Jenkins have left the LSU Tiger football program.

Gibson, a Prattville, AL native, played in five games as a backup last season. He collected two assisted tackles and one assisted. Jenkins, a Jena, LA native, did not play for LSU.

Both were expected to remain at backups on a deep Tiger secondary. It is not immediately known where the two are headed from here.

The loss of Jenkins and Gibson comes on the heels of Ronnie Vinson, another defensive back, who transferring to Tennessee State last month.


According to WTVA in Tupelo-Columbus in Mississippi, LSU 2012 quarterback signee Jeremy Liggins is headed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to play football.

Despite Liggins’ struggles, the quarterback could still end up at LSU if he meets academic requirements by the second half of the summer.

“If he doesn’t qualify, Gulf Coast is a great option,” Hart said. “It was a family decision. Gulf Coast has a great plan academically.”

“Nothing is decided yet,” Bonnette said. “He’s taking a class there (at Mississippi Gulf Coast), but there’s nothing preventing him from coming to school here (at LSU) in August.”

Liggins (6-3, 270) was a key recruit for the Tigers after fellow quarterback Gunner Kiel backed out of his commitment to the Tigers and instead signed with Notre Dame.

If Liggins does in fact go to Mississippi Gulf Coast, the Tigers will be left with three scholarship quarterbacks: junior Zach Mettenberger and redshirt freshmen Stephen Rivers and Jerrard Randall. Les Miles and his staff have also received commitments from two 4-star quarterbacks for the 2013 class.


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