Reserve LB Trey Granier leaving LSU

BATON ROUGE (AP) — LSU spokesman Michael

Bonnette says linebacker Trey Granier has been granted a request to

transfer to Football

Championship Subdivision program in Louisiana.

Granier is a redshirt freshman this season

and was expected to be a reserve with the Tigers. By transferring to an

FCS program,

he may play immediately. He would have to sit out a season if he

went another team in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision.

Granier is a native of Thibodaux, where Nicholls State is located. He is reportedly interested in both Nicholls and Northwestern


Granier starred for Thibodaux High School. His senior season ended after four games because of a knee injury. Still, he had

36 tackles and returned a fumble and interception for touchdowns before his injury.