Saturday night on Twitter, former LSU cornerback Kavahra Holmes made it official.
The redshirt sophomore played in only one game for the Tigers last season, against Mississippi State. Although he was issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery in October, it is unclear if that was related to Holmes' decision to transfer. Based on reports when he announced his transfer, he seemed to leave the LSU program on good terms.
The Breaux Bridge native was a 3-star prospect coming out of high school, and fills a position of need for the Cajuns. UL ranked in the bottom half of the Sun Belt last season in passing defense. Holmes also has the talent to play wide receiver if called upon.
Due to NCAA restrictions, Holmes will most likely have to sit out a season before being able to play in 2015.
This is an awesome pickup for UL. Despite the misdemeanor, Holmes comes across as a high caliber young man who can do great things while in Lafayette.