As the National Championship game came to an end on the tv, young cornerback Jayson Cross couldn’t have looked more disinterested. This season didn’t go as planned for either him or LSU. For Jayson, he saw played time but was used as a nickel back, and also got some play time at safety. He ended the season with only 39 tackles and 2 interceptions. He did end the season top 10 in both picks and pass deflections, but it’s obvious he felt he could have done better.
Some people around the team felt like Jayson spent too much of his free time partying. He didn’t spend much time with a lot of his teammates. He did train. He does have the talent. But there were times he looked lost throughout the season. The once thought of CB of the future found himself ending the season alienated from the team, staff, and fans. This is not what he expected coming into LSU as a sought after 5 star prospect.
As for LSU itself, the season was one to forget. The Tigers finished the season 4-10, and while still making the conference championship, seem to have to fill some holes in the upcoming offseason. One of those holes now, we can now confirm, will be cornerback. After the up and down freshman season, Jayson made a surprising announcement.
It seems Jayson Cross did not see eye to eye with the new LSU Athletic Director. He has now placed his name in the transfer portal. We asked him about this, along with his time at LSU in general. This is what he had to say:
“Well, I’m glad I had a chance to start my career at LSU. I love the people, the campus, the parties... but this place is not where I want to finish my college career and have a shot at the pros. There are some fine people on this team, and I’m sorry if I let y’all down. This is what’s best for me and my EFL dreams. I want to compete at the highest level, and I know I can be a star in this league. My first season was a disappointment. My next will not be.”