This week UTSA earned the commitment of former LSU offensive tackle Jevonte Domond. As a graduate transfer, Domond will be able to join the team in the fall and compete for playing time immediately. Domond should be a strong candidate to start at right tackle, a position that UTSA has historically struggled to lock down.
While Domond brings an extremely high ceiling and an ability to contribute at a position of need for the Roadrunners, his time at LSU did not end well.
Less than a year ago Domond was arrested for allegedly choke slamming his fiancee over the crib of their newborn child. Per The Advocate, the victim told police that she "began to lose consciousness" before she "almost blacked out".
After the victim pepper sprayed the 6'6", 310 pound assailant, he allegedly picked her up and slammed her on the couch, proceeding to bite the victim on her hip in front of the child.
According to the victim's report to the police, Domond pursued the victim in his vehicle until she turned into the Sheriff's substation.
Domond refuted the claims, as he told police the victim threatened him with a knife, a move she said was conducted in self-defense after Domond pushed her.
With the two sides offering conflicting accounts, we'll never know the full truth of the situation.
Per Ben Baby of the San Antonio Express News, Domond was granted enrollment in a pre-trial intervention program after his first court appearance in Baton Rouge. Intended to help first-time offenders avoid jail time, Domond's completion of the program closed the case, preventing Domond from appearing in court to defend the accusations.
Domond was reinstated to the LSU program by Les Miles however he never saw the field in his senior season with the Tigers after appearing in four games as a junior.
The addition of Domond is certainly a controversial decision that could loom over the Roadrunners' off season. We'll have a reaction piece out tomorrow but let us know how you feel about the potential transfer on social media and in the comments section below.