From Tennessee Tech to the SEC? One FCS player is making the big, big jump, and he’s joining the mix to fill the quarterback void at LSU.
Andre Sale, who started last season as a redshirt freshman for FCS program Tennessee Tech, has transferred to LSU, making his announcement on Twitter.
— Andre Sale (@ACSale6) January 10, 2018
Sale appears to be entering the Tigers’ program as a walk-on.
Originally a two-star prospect from Little Rock (Ark.) Catholic, Sale played eight games last season at Tennessee Tech, going 123-of-209 for 1,520 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Naturally, the jump from an Ohio Valley Conference program that went 1-10 last season to the battleground of SEC West football is an enormous one, and Sale will enter spring with several names ahead of him on the depth chart in the chase to succeed Danny Etling.
Still, on a LSU roster where all the other returning quarterbacks enter 2018 with a grand total of 25 career passes on a college football field (24 for Myles Brennan, one for Justin McMillan and zero each for Lowell Narcisse and Caleb Lewis), Sale’s prior experience means that his chances can’t be entirely discounted.
Sale was born in Baton Rouge and lived there until second grade, when his family moved to Little Rock.
One of the players Sale beat out to become Tennessee Tech’s quarterback was Hayden Rettig, who began his career at LSU before transferring to Rutgers and then Tennessee Tech.
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