LSU will host a number of prospects this weekend, one of which may solve the Tigers’ quarterback conundrum.
Former Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee will be on hand at LSU for a visit, according to NOLA.com’s Andrew Lopez.
Lee, who just wrapped up his redshirt sophomore season at Tulane, was granted his release from the university last week after speaking with incoming coach Willie Fritz.
Lee, who played his high school football at Jesuit High School (New Orleans), will not be making his first trip up to Baton Rouge, La.
“I’ve been up there a few times. A lot of my buddies from high school are at LSU,” Lee told The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
“I know what the games are like. I know Coach (Cam) Cameron and Coach (Les) Miles. I’m looking forward to meeting them and talking football and seeing the facilities.”
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback played two seasons under center for the Green Wave, managing a 3-9 record.
In nine starts in 2015, Lee passed for 1,639 yards and 11 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions. The year prior he threw for 1,962 yards and 12 touchdowns in 10 games.
According to NCAA transfer rules, Lee will not be eligible for play for LSU — or any school that he transfers to — until the 2017 season.