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LSU adds 10 players from the NCAA Transfer Portal

Shea Dixon01/14/23
Article written by:On3 imageShea Dixon


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The LSU football program has announced the addition of 10 players from the NCAA Transfer Portal.

The group is made up of four defensive backs, five defensive linemen and one wide receiver.

LSU’s 10 transfers all come from different schools, including three transfers moving to Baton Rouge from SEC programs in Alabama’s Aaron Anderson, Texas A&M’s Denver Harris and Florida’s Jalen Lee.

Here’s the rundown on the double-digit transfer portal additions who are set to begin classes at LSU this semester and take part in offseason workouts and spring practices.


Name                                Pos.       Ht.     Wt.    Cl.-Exp.    Hometown (Previous School)

Zy Alexander                  CB         6-3    185     Jr.      Loreauville, La. (Southeastern Louisiana)

Aaron Anderson             WR        5-9    184     RFr.   New Orleans, La. (Alabama)

Denver Harris                 CB         6-1     175     So.     Houston, Texas (Texas A&M)

Jordan Jefferson            DT         6-4    305     Sr.     Navarre, Fla. (West Virginia)

Jalen Lee                         DT         6-2    299     Jr.      Watson, La. (Florida)

Paris Shand                     DE         6-5    290     Jr.      Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Arizona)

Bradyn Swinson            JACK    6-4    233     Jr.      Douglasville, Ga. (Oregon)

Duce Chestnut   CB         6-0     198     Jr.     Camden, N.J. (Syracuse)

JK Johnson          CB          6-0     179     So.     St. Louis, Mo. (Ohio State)  

Ovie Oghoufo    JACK      6-3     239     Sr.    Lathrup Village, Mich. (Notre Dame/Texas)


The Transfer Portal Breakdowns

Aaron Anderson

Wide Receiver

5-9, 184 – Redshirt Freshman       

New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS/Alabama)

One of the nation’s top prep wide receivers for the Class of 2022 … Native of New Orleans and prepped at Edna Karr High School … Spent one season at Alabama and redshirted after appearing in one game for the Crimson Tide in 2022 … 5-star wide receiver and rated as the No. 1 player in Louisiana for the Class of 2022 … Named the New Orleans Metro Offensive Player of the Year by the Times-Picayune in 2021 … Finished high school career with 20 returns for touchdowns and over 6,000 total yards … Returned 5 kickoffs for TDs as a senior in 2021 and added 74 receptions for 926 yards and 14 scores. 


Denver Harris


6-1, 175 – Sophomore

Houston, Texas (Northshore HS/Texas A&M)

Transfer cornerback from Texas A&M … One of the nation’s top cornerback prospects for the Class of 2022 … Former 5-star recruit from Northshore High School in Houston … Under Armour All-America as a senior in high school … Appeared in 5 games as a true freshman in 2022 … 14 tackles, 3 pass breakups for the Aggies in 2022 …. Had 4 tackles vs. Alabama and a pair of pass breakups vs. Mississippi State … Named to the Athletics’ mid-season Freshman All-America team in 2022.


Zy Alexander                                


6-3, 185 – Junior                         

Loreauville, La. (Loreauville HS/Southeastern Louisiana)

Transfer from Southeastern Louisiana where he was a 3-year starter for the Lions … Helped the Lions to back-to-back appearances in the FCS Playoffs in 2021 and 2022 … Lions went 9-4 in both 2021 and 2022, falling in the second round of the FCS Playoffs each year … Twice named first team All-Southland Conference … Earned All-America honors in 2021 … Appeared in 31 games at Southeastern, registering 97 tackles, 12 pass breakups and 9 interceptions … Had 6 interceptions at Southeastern in 2021 and returned 2 interceptions for TDs in 2022 … Prepped at Loreauville High School where he was also a standout in baseball.


Duce Chestnut


6-0, 198 – Junior

Camden, N.J. (Camden High/Syracuse)

Transfer from Syracuse … Breakout rookie corner who made an immediate impact and was one of the country’s top freshman in 2021 … Named a Freshman All-American by a number of national publications and was the runner-up for ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year in voting … Two-time All-ACC selection … Through two seasons at Syracuse, had four interceptions, one touchdown, 83 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and nine pass breakups in 24 collegiate games … Started all 24 games at Syracuse … Was a three-star prospect in high school, named as a two-time USA Today Network All-New Jersey selection.


JK Johnson


6-0, 179 – Sophomore

St. Louis, Mo. (DeSmet High/Ohio State)

Transfer from Ohio State … Played two seasons with the Buckeyes … He worked through a rehab assignment during his redshirt season in 2021, but did see his first collegiate action in the win over Akron … Started five games for the Buckeyes in 2022 … Logged 20 tackles during the 2022 season … Has three years of eligibility remaining … Was a four-star prospect and the No. 4 cornerback in the 2021 class on the On3 Consensus rankings … Speedy cornerback who played high school football at DeSmet High under then head coach Robert Steeples, who is now the cornerbacks coach at LSU.


Jordan Jefferson

Defensive Tackle

6-4, 305 – Senior

Navarre, Fla. (Navarre HS/West Virginia)

Transfer from West Virginia … Appeared in 42 games with 17 starts at nose tackle during his four years with the Mountaineers … 54 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks … Two-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 Team (2021 and 2022) … Started all 12 games at defensive tackle in 2022 and led the team in tackles for loss with 9.5 … Played high school football at Navarre High School in Navarre, Florida … His dad AJ Jefferson played college football at Alcorn State.


Jalen Lee

Defensive Tackle

6-2, 299 – Junior

Watson, La. (Live Oak HS/Florida)

Louisiana product who joined the Tigers after transferring from Florida … Spent 3 years with the Gators, appearing in 25 games with 4 starts … Played nose tackle for the Gators where he recorded 19 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks during his three years in Gainesville … One of Louisiana’s top defensive line prospects for the Class of 2020 … Played high school football at Live Oak where he was a 2-time all-district selection and a member of the Baton Rouge Advocate’s All-Metro Team in 2019.


Paris Shand

Defensive Line

6-5, 290 – Junior

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Loomis Chaffee School/Arizona) 

Tremendous all-around athlete who joins the Tigers after transferring from Arizona … Spent three years at Arizona, appearing in 24 games with 10 starts … 41 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks at Arizona … Started 7 games in 2022 … Had 1.5 sacks vs. Mississippi State in 2022 … Standout basketball player as well … Member of Canada’s U16 National Team in 2017, winning a silver medal at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship in Argentina … Born in Canada … Played high school football at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut … Dad Kevin Shand played college basketball at Duquesne, was a member of the Canadian National Team and played professionally overseas.


Bradyn Swinson


6-4, 233 – Junior

Douglasville, Ga. (Chapel Hill HS/Oregon)

Talented edge rusher who joined the Tigers after transferring from Oregon … Signed with the Tigers in December of 2022 … Spent 3 years at Oregon, appearing in 30 games with 1 start … 35 career tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks … Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in win over Ohio State in 2021 … Highly-recruited prospect in the Class of 2020 … Earned Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in Oregon’s win over Ohio State in 2021.


Ovie Oghoufo


6-3, 239 – Senior

Lathrup Village, Mich. (Harrison High/Notre Dame/Texas)

Transfer from Texas … Had previously spent three seasons playing under Brian Kelly at Notre Dame … Arrives at LSU with one year of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer … In 12 starts during the 2022 season, Oghoufo combined for 53 tackles (20 solo), three passes defended and 1.5 sacks … In eight starts during the 2021 season, he combined for 42 tackles (21 solo), two passes defensed and two sacks … During his time in South Bend, Oghoufo redshirted during the 2019 season before combining for 22 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and three pass breakups across 20 games played the next two seasons … Was ranked by the On3 Consensus as a three-star prospect in the 2018 class.