BATON ROUGE, La. — Former LSU wide receiver Jazz Ferguson announced where his career will continue Sunday afternoon, and it still will be in Louisiana.
Ferguson is headed to FCS Northwestern State in Natchitoches.
— JAZZ FERGUSON♠️ (@FergusonJazz) January 15, 2017
Ferguson announced at the end of the fall semester that he would transfer out of the program. He was suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules after playing seven games in 2016 and never returned to the field.
Ferguson is the fifth LSU receiver to transfer from LSU since the end of the 2015 season, though the suspension made his circumstances different than those of Trey Quinn (SMU), John Diarse (TCU), Kevin Spears (Jacksonville State) and Tyron Johnson (Oklahoma State).
Ferguson, who will be a junior next year, is eligible to play immediately at Northwestern State. Ironically, the school is current LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s alma mater.
Ferguson had two catches for 17 yards in his LSU career, both of which came against Missouri this year. The addition of Ferguson is likely a welcome sight for the Demons, who went 1-10 this season with the 10th-place passing offense in the 11-team Southland Conference.
The 6-foot-5, 223-pound Ferguson was a 4-star recruit from West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, La.