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A former five star linebacker recruit has left LSU, according to a report from The New Orleans Times-Picayune, confirming a report from 

By SI Wire
June 12, 2015

A former five-star linebacker recruit has left the LSU football program, according to a report from The New Orleans Times-Picayune that confirmed a report from 

Clifton Garrett has left the program and intends to transfer to a junior college, according to the report. 

"He's no longer with us, I don't know what his plans are," LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette told the Times-Picayune.

The 6'2" Garrett only played in three games for the Tigers in 2014, his freshman season, despite being the No. 24 ranked prep prospect in the country by in 2014.

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Garrett played in LSU's recent spring game and recorded one tackle, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate

Garrett had had surgery in January 2014 to repair a torn labrum. 

The departure leaves LSU with only eight scholarship linebackers headed into the 2015 season. 

LSU opens the 2015 season on Sept. 5 at home against McNeese State. 

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