Joe Burrow made no secrets about his next move.
The Ohio State graduate transfer quarterback took to Twitter to confirm a report from the Cincinnati Enquirer that he was heading to LSU.
“Excited to be playing in Death Valley next season,” Burrow wrote. “Ready to get to work.”
Burrow will arrive in Baton Rouge in June and be eligible to play for the Tigers immediately. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
Burrow, a 4-star dual-threat quarterback coming out of The Plains (Ohio) High School, in the Class of 2015, will join Justin McMillan, Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse in LSU’s quarterback room. Neither of the team’s current quarterbacks were able to separate themselves from the pack during the spring. Coach Ed Orgeron is expected to name a starter before Week 1’s tilt against Miami in AT&T Stadium.
Naturally, the addition of Burrow could lead to some attrition, though Orgeron said he didn’t expect any of the current quarterbacks to transfer while speaking at a Tiger Tour event in Houston earlier this month.
There are no guarantees that Burrow will win the starting job, but sources close to his camp suggested that he was looking for a destination where he could earn a starting job. Neither Brennan, Narcisse nor McMillan have started a game for LSU in a regular-season game.
Burrow will have his opportunity to take the No. 1 spot at fall camp.