It's official: Anthony Jennings will be transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette, according to Saturday Down South.
On March 10th, Jennings announced that he was going to be transferring from LSU. However, he did not officially announce until this afternoon. Jennings had been flirting with UL for some time, however, according to reports from The Acadiana Advocate.
At the beginning of March, the news of Jennings looking elsewhere to finish his college career became public knowledge and the Ragin' Cajuns have always seemed like a great fit. He has called the state of Louisiana home for the past three years and Lafayette isn't too far down the street from Baton Rouge.
This will surely be a huge boost to their offense. He has 13 starts, a bowl win, and a huge 99-yard game-winning touchdown drive under his belt at LSU. The Ragin' Cajuns as a unit struggled to get production from the quarterback position in 2015. The need for a quarterback was there whether it was as a starter or in a reserve role.
Of course, Jordan Davis would be the guy Jennings would have to beat out once he steps foot on campus. Davis comes into the season with 41 passing attempts and just one touchdown pass in his short career, though. The fact that his play this spring was not good enough to force Head Coach Mark Hudspeth to show his hand and call him his starter doesn't look good for him either.
This transfer doesn't mean Jennings would be the starter from day one. With only a month-and-a-half until their first game against Boise State on Sept. 3, Jennings might not be familiar enough with the playbook to see the field.
The next couple weeks should be interesting though, as Davis and Jennings will most likely duke it out for the first-string role with limited experience for both parties.
Regardless, UL looks to be a deeper team with this addition from Death Valley.