Another former WPIAL star has decided to move on from his original school and enter the transfer portal.
Former Gateway 4-star defensive back/running back Derrick Davis announced on Twitter that he was leaving LSU. It should be noted that current LSU head coach Brian Kelly wasn’t in charge when Davis committed there.
Davis, who was a standout running back, linebacker and defensive back during his time at Gateway High, settled into a safety role at LSU. But he wasn’t afforded many chances during his tenure as a Tiger — recording just 47 defensive snaps over six games, including 27 as a sophomore this season.
He recorded six tackles (two solo) during his time at LSU.
“First of all, I want to thank God, not only for the opportunity to play college football, but also to play it at LSU. I would like to show my gratitude to every coach on our coaching staff for the opportunities they have presented to me., specifically to Coach Brian Kelly and Coach Frank for always believing in me. To my teammates who are my forever brothers, I would like to express my appreciation to every one of you for the years we have spent together. After discussing with my family and those closest to me, I will be entering the transfer portal with 3 more years of eligibility. My recruitment is 100% open. I have not committed anywhere.”
Davis mentioned that he hadn’t committed anywhere because it was reported tonight on 247 Sports that Davis had committed to Pitt. According to Davis, that is not the case.
Prior to originally selecting LSU, Davis other two finalists were Penn State and Ohio, with Pitt and Georgia originally in his top five.
Last week, former Beaver Falls running back/defensive end Josh Hough (Syracuse), Penn Hills wide receiver Dante Cephas and Peters Township safety Donovan McMillan (Florida) also entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.