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LSU 4-Star Defensive Tackle Announces Transfer Destination

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BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

LSU defensive tackle Davin Cotton was a highly touted recruit out of Louisiana in 2018. But one year later he's decided to take his talents elsewhere. He won't be traveling far, though.

On Sunday, Cotton announced that he would be attending Southern University of the FCS' Southwestern Athletic Conference. The announcement comes after adding and removing his name from the NCAA transfer portal several times.

As a prospect, Cotton was a four-star prospect ranked No. 284 in the country, per 247Sports. He was the No. 23 defensive tackle prospect in the country, and the No. 9 prospect from the state of Louisiana.

Cotton appeared in two games for the Tigers last year, logging three tackles.

Landing Cotton is undoubtedly a huge gain for the Southern University Jaguars, who seldom get prospects rated as high as Cotton.

The Jaguars went 7-1 last season, winning their division but losing the SWAC Championship Game to Alcorn State.

If Cotton has any NFL ambitions, they certainly won't be ended by moving to Southern University.

Hall of Famers Aeneas Williams and Mel Blount, as well as Eagles legend Harold Carmichael all attended Southern University.