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LSU left tackle Dare Rosenthal enters transfer portal

Apr 17, 2021; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers offensive tackle Dare Rosenthal (51) and LSU Tigers wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (1) pose for the camera on a time out during the first half of the annual Purple and White spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

LSU starting left tackle Dare Rosenthal is in the NCAA transfer portal, Tigers coach Ed Orgeron confirmed Tuesday.

“He had some personal situations that he had to take care of,” Orgeron told ESPN. “It was a hard decision, but we wish him the best. We’re going to miss him.”

The 6-foot-7, 327-pound lineman struggled to stay on the field during his three seasons on campus.

A four-star recruit in the Class of 2018, Rosenthal played in five games (three starts) as a redshirt freshman for the Tigers’ undefeated national championship team in 2019.

After briefly leaving school for personal reasons and missing spring practice in 2020, he returned and started two games before being indefinitely suspended in October. Rosenthal was reinstated and started three more games.

Sophomore Cameron Wire, who started in Rosenthal’s absence in 2020, is expected to take over as the starting left tackle.

LSU opens the season on Sept. 4 at UCLA.

–Field Level Media