LSU Tigers: Quantavious Leslie Could Give the Tigers Just What They Need
There is no such thing as a "no-brainer" when it comes to JUCO-level transfers.
In fact, it's probably fair to say that more JUCO transfers fail to live up to their hype than those who come in and are able to make an immediate impact right away.
But Les Miles and the LSU Tigers may have beaten the odds with Quantavious Leslie.
The 6'4", 195-pound JUCO star pledged his talents to Miles and the Tigers just under a year ago, but academic issues have prevented him for joining the team this spring. However, it looks like that is all getting cleared up at the right time; Leslie is expected to join his future teammates in the near future.
Leslie tweeted the following on Friday: "Done heard the best news this semester. FINALLY got cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Now all is left is this Algebra class."
Not the best English in the world by any means, but fortunately for Leslie, it looks like all he has left is a math class before being able to join the Tigers.
This is great news for an LSU team that has been searching for a big-bodied wide receiver since Rueben Randle made the jump to the NFL two years ago.
At 6'4", Leslie has the ideal height of a big-play wide receiver, but that isn't all. He is also blazing fast, running a 4.4 40-yard dash time. Those two aspects make him an ideal wide receiver and a perfect complement to Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.
After losing seven starters on the defensive side of the ball, LSU will look to its offense to carry the team in the early part of the season while the young defense gets adjusted. Having a big-play wide receiver to throw the ball to will only help quarterback Zack Mettenberger and this LSU offense in 2013.
With three exceptional wide receivers on the field, combined with one of the top backfields in the country, this LSU offense has the potential to be special in the upcoming season.
That equation was a little more simple than college algebra, right?
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