LSU football player Bry’Kiethon Mouton is leaving the school, he said in a Twitter message posted Thursday.
Mouton, a junior fullback, played in one game in the 2017 season, against Chattanooga, and logged zero statistics.
He came to LSU out of Acadiana High School as a four-star-rated prospect by ESPN and a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.
As a true freshman in 2015, he played 11 games and made five starts in place of J.D. Moore after he went down with an injury. Mouton scored his lone LSU career touchdown as a sophomore against Jacksonville State when he scored on a 2-yard run.
Despite his limited play in 2017, he will not be eligible to apply for a redshirt, according to a NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune source.
The Twitter message posted Thursday gave thanks to former coach Les Miles and current coach Ed Orgeron “for giving me a chance to play in that purple and gold in front of the best fans in the nation.”
He said in the message he planned to transfer and continue his education elsewhere.
He also gave thanks to his “teammates and brothers … for supporting my decision, we’re forever family!!!”
Mouton is the second player set to leave LSU with remaining eligibility and intent on playing at another school.
Quarterback Caleb Lewis, a former walk-on who earned a one-semester scholarship through the 2017 season, is looking to play elsewhere as a graduate transfer.
I will be transferring from LSU…. pic.twitter.com/YKRGHrIgkI
— 337[?] (@BoB_typelife) December 15, 2017