BREAKING: Notre Dame RB Logan Diggs transfers to LSU

On3 imageby:Shea Dixon05/16/23


The LSU football staff has landed another commitment from the NCAA Transfer Portal, and the Tigers are bringing home another Louisiana native in Logan Diggs.

On Tuesday, the Notre Dame running back announced his decision to transfer to LSU, where he will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Diggs, who originally signed with Brian Kelly and the Irish in the 2021 class, had a breakout 2022 campaign in South Bend before entering the portal this offseason.

Diggs made visits to Ole Miss and South Carolina before a final official visit to LSU, which led to his commitment.

Now, he is joining an LSU running back room that is deep on numbers, but comes with a handful of question marks.

Diggs shined during final season at Notre Dame

After debuting with 286 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as a true freshman, Diggs broke through this past season with 165 carries for 822 yards and four touchdowns. He added 10 catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns, putting his all-purpose yardage at 1,033 during his 12 games in 2022.

Diggs left high school as a Top 15 prospect in Louisiana’s 2021 class, and while he added a late offer from the Tigers, he stuck out his commitment to the Irish. He was ranked as Louisiana’s No. 2 running back behind Ruston High’s Ke’Travion Hargrove.

Now, the former Rummel High standout is headed back to Louisiana to play for Kelly in Baton Rouge.

How does he fit into the LSU RB room?

Where do things stand with Diggs now that he joins an LSU running back room that has grown to seven scholarship players?

It’s a deep room, no doubt. But it also comes with question marks.

Only two scholarship running backs participated in LSU spring practices in senior Noah Cain and early-enrollee Trey Holly. Cain split carries with Josh Williams, John Emery and Armoni Goodwin this past season.

Williams and Goodwin are both recovering from injuries that ended their 2022 seasons, though it was Williams who emerged as the starter during the bulk of LSU’s run to an SEC West title.

Former five-star John Emery remains away from the team as he focuses on academics ahead of his final fall semester in Baton Rouge, leaving his status up in the air when it comes to the 2023 season.

The lone other scholarship running back on roster is four-star signee Kaleb Jackson, who doesn’t arrive to campus until this summer.

There’s plenty of bodies in the room, but the Tigers were clearly looking for both insurance and an extra boost at the position for the 2023 season. LSU gets that in Diggs, a Louisiana native who is a proven commodity at Notre Dame – and is both healthy and experienced.

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