BATON ROUGE – LSU football coach Brian Kelly announced on Thursday evening that a trio of transfers from Power 5 programs have officially joined the Tigers.
Those three additions include Ohio State cornerback JK Johnson, Syracuse cornerback Duce Chestnut and Texas edge rusher Ovie Oghoufo.
All three players will enroll at LSU for the spring semester, and the team’s 2023 roster now features 10 transfers along with a freshman signing class of 25 players.
Johnson played two seasons at Ohio State where he appeared in 15 games, starting five times in 2022. Johnson played high school football for LSU cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples at De Smet in St. Louis, Missouri.
In two seasons with the Buckeyes, the 6-foot-0, 179-pound Johnson recorded 22 tackles, including a career-high five in a win over Northwestern in 2022. Johnson was ranked a top 50 player nationally coming out of high school and the consensus No. 1 prep player in Missouri for the Class of 2021.
The 6-foo-0, 198-pound Chestnut played the last two seasons as a starter for Syracuse where he earned Freshman All-America honors in 2021. In two seasons with the Orange, he tallied 83 tackles, 13 passes defended and four interceptions.
The 6-foot-3, 239-pound Oghoufo played the past two seasons at Texas after beginning his career playing for Brian Kelly at Notre Dame. He started 20 games at Texas. In two seasons with the Longhorns, Oghoufo was credited with 96 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.