After a move from safety to cornerback this spring, Ronnie Vinson apparently still couldn’t see much playing time for himself in LSU’s deep and talented secondary.
That’s why Vinson is making a move again – this time deciding to transfer to Southeastern Louisiana.
LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed Vinson’s transfer. SLU spokesman Matt Sullivan said the school declined comment.
A graduate of Newman High School in New Orleans, Vinson (5-foot-11, 185 pounds) redshirted in 2010. He played in seven games last season and recorded one tackle, seeing action on defense and special teams.
Vinson’s prospects for more playing time looked good going into spring practice this year, but redshirt freshman Jalen Collins (6-1, 184) surpassed him as the Tigers’ likely No. 3 cornerback behind Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu and Tharold Simon, both juniors.
Vinson is expected to make the move back to safety once at SLU, where he will be eligible to play this fall.