LSU cornerback Ronnie Vinson is transferring to Southeastern Louisiana | NOLA.com
LSU cornerback Ronnie Vinson is transferring to Southeastern Louisiana, Newman Coach Nelson Stewart said. Vinson will be eligible to play for the Lions in 2012 and will likely walk into a starting position.
"The paperwork is in the formalized process, but he's been in the process the past couple of weeks," Stewart said. "I think for him, it's the best fit. He doesn't have to wait, and they have a scheme that he's comfortable with."
Even with the departure of Mo Claiborne to the NFL, LSU is as rich as a Waffle House fart on defense, especially in the backfield. This transfer doesn't surprise anyone--especially after message board rumblings over Vinson's disappearance from the two-deep roster.Vinson, who was entering his redshirt sophomore season at LSU, was not listed on the Tigers' post-spring training, two-deep depth chart. He appeared in seven games in 2011 and recorded one tackle.
Located in Hammond on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, Southeastern Louisiana plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. As a result, Vinson won't have to sit a year to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements. He should compete for a starting position right away.