A year after being dismissed from the LSU football team, defensive lineman Travonte Valentine might be on his way back to play in Baton Rouge.
Ross Dellenger from The Advocate reported Valentine visited campus and met with LSU coaches on Friday and both parties continue to hope Valentine can rejoin the LSU program in early August for training camp.
Valentine was dismissed for unspecified reasons by coach Les Miles last summer, but Valentine later said it was for violating team rules. He has attended two community colleges since leaving, playing football at Arizona Western last fall and then transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast. But his real aim in attending those schools has been to become academically eligible in order to return to the Tigers or possibly join another Football Bowl Subdivision team.
Dellenger reported that Valentine has offers to attend Auburn and Mississippi State, but he would have to sit out a year before being able to play at those schools, whereas he would be immediately eligible at LSU, provided he completes all the junior college coursework required.
Valentine is a product of Champagnat Catholic in Hialeah, Fla. He was one of the most highly rated defensive linemen in nation in the class of 2014. He spent his freshman season at LSU that year and would have three years of eligibility remaining if he is able to return to the program in August.