Joe Burrow Selects LSU Over Cincinnati

By James Grega on May 18, 2018 at 4:49 pm
Joe Burrow

Just 10 days after announcing his transfer from Ohio State, Joe Burrow has picked a new home. 

Burrow announced late Friday night that he will attend LSU in 2018, after transferring out of Ohio State. The news was first reported by Tom Groschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Burrow has two years of eligibility remaining after graduating from Ohio State earlier this month. 

Burrow announced his transfer May 8 after an intense quarterback competition with Dwayne Haskins during spring camp. He left Ohio State having completed 29-of-39 career pass attempts for 287 yards and two touchdowns, all of which came in mop-up duty. 

LSU had three quarterbacks competing for the Tigers' starting job this spring after the graduation of Danny Etling. Myles Brennan, Justin McMillan and Lowell Narcisse battled throughout spring ball, but no one seemed to separate themselves from the rest of the pack, leaving the door open for Burrow to win the job. 

The announcement may come as a surprise to some, as Burrow has no immediate connections to the current LSU staff, while Burrow played his high school ball in the state of Ohio and was on the 2015 and 2016 teams that saw Luke Fickell – now UC's head coach – coordinating Ohio State's defense. 

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