Former LSU OL Maea Teuhema granted permission to speak with 5 schools

Sam Spiegelman

Former LSU offensive lineman Maea Teuhema is in the process of figuring out where he’ll continue playing college football. Five college football programs have quickly emerged to the forefront.

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Southern California, UCLA and Houston have all been granted permission to speak with Teuhema, who was granted his release from LSU on Wednesday evening, a source informed SEC Country.

Teuhema, a former 4-star recruit from Keller, Texas, was suspended indefinitely by LSU head coach Ed Orgeron earlier this week. The suspension stemmed from academic issues.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound junior lineman started 21 games and appeared in 24 over the past two seasons in Baton Rouge, spending time at both guard spots as well as right tackle. Teuhema was projected to be the Tigers’ starting right guard this season.

Teuhema was absent from the first two days of LSU’s fall camp before Orgeron handed out a suspension to the lineman on Wednesday and was later granted his release so that he could transfer elsewhere.

Teuhema has two years of eligibility remaining.

The departure of Teuhema leaves the Tigers with only 11 offensive linemen on scholarship for 2017.