LSU landed a top special teams player for the 2018 season on Sunday afternoon.
Cole Tracy, the top Division II kicker this past season, announced on Twitter that he has committed to the Tigers. He is transferring from Assumption College in Massachusetts and will be immediately eligible to play as a graduate transfer.
— Cole Tracy (@cole__tracy) December 17, 2017
Tracy has made 68 of his 84 field-goal attempts over his three seasons at Assumption, good for 81 percent. He went 27-for-29 this past season and is the only player in Division II history to make six field goals in a game twice.
In addition to LSU, Tracy also had an offer from Oklahoma State, according to The Chicago Tribune.
Tracy will be a nice boost for an LSU special-teams unit that struggled in 2017. Connor Culp and Jack Gonsoulin combined to go 15-for-24 (62.5 percent) on field-goal attempts, which ranked 103rd in the nation. The Tigers were one of just five Power 5 conference teams to have nine missed field goals.