Louisiana football receiver Kyren Lacy, a Thibodaux High product, enters transfer portal
Receiver Kyren Lacy announced Saturday he has entered the portal with three seasons of eligibility remaining.
“God is in control & he will direct my path …” Lacy wrote on Twitter.
Highly recruited out of Thibodaux High, where he had an offer from Miami (Fla.) and other Power Five programs before signing with the Cajuns, Lacy had 22 catches for 304 yards and a team-leading six touchdowns for UL (13-1) last season.
He also caught a team-high 28 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2020.
“I would like to start off by saying thank you to the Louisiana Ragin' Cajun family,” Lacy said in a Twitter statement.
“I appreciate how y'all embraced & believed in me. I'm forever grateful for my coaches, teammates, & fans during these last two years. The Ragin' Cajuns family will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Lacy joins rotation-regular running backs Emani Bailey and Montrell Johnson Jr., starting right guard O’Cyrus Torrence and starting cornerback Mekhi Garner as high-profile Cajuns who’ve entered the portal since coach Billy Napier left UL for Florida after the team’s Sun Belt Conference championship win over Appalachian State.
Napier was replaced by tight ends coach/co-offensive coordinator Michael Desormeaux before UL’s New Orleans Bowl win over Marshall.
Kam Waites, a freshman offensive lineman, also entered the portal and already has joined Napier at Florida.
Defensive coordinator Patrick Toney, running backs coach Jabbar Juluke and offensive line assistant coach Darnell Stapleton also have followed Napier to Florida, as have several prominent members of UL’s recruiting and strength and conditioning departments.