It looks like Joe Burrow will now be Jeaux Burreaux as he has reportedly chosen to transfer to LSU, according to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
— Tom Groeschen (@TomGroeschen) May 18, 2018
It was first reported on Thursday by ABC 6’s sports director Clay Hall that Burrow was nearing a decision.
— Clay Hall (@claywsyx6) May 17, 2018
Burrow’s two main projected destinations this spring were Nebraska and Florida but the graduate transfer had it narrowed down to the University of Cincinnati and Louisiana State University.
According to the report by the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Tom Groeschen, Joe Burrow has decided to shun Cincy and head for Baton Rouge, according to a “highly-placed” UC source.
Burrow will be immediately eligible to play at LSU for the 2018 season since he graduated from Ohio State this spring and will have two years of eligibility left in his collegiate career.
With the talent around him at LSU, Burrow could make a serious name for himself as a potential NFL caliber quarterback over the next two seasons.
With the transfer all but official, the gaze of Ohio State fans will most likely turn back to Dwayne Haskins, who is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes this season with Tate Martell as backup QB.
If Burrow does make it official at LSU, he will have a tough first game as a starting collegiate quarterback as LSU opens the 2018 season on Sunday, September 2nd against Miami (FL). The Hurricanes came extremely close to making the College Football Playoff in 2017 and are sure to be a top-25 preseason team.