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LSU’s Isaiah Washington announces he’s transferring to Gulf Coast

LSU outside linebacker Isaiah Washington (94) bears down on the target during LSU football practice on August 5, 2016. Washington tweeted Tuesday that he has transferred to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
LSU outside linebacker Isaiah Washington (94) bears down on the target during LSU football practice on August 5, 2016. Washington tweeted Tuesday that he has transferred to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Advocate

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s connection to LSU is alive and well.

Former Tiger defensive end Isaiah Washington tweeted Tuesday that he plans to transfer to MGCCC. He’s the latest LSU Tiger to land in Perkinston this offseason, joining former Tiger defensive back Saivion Smith.

“Glad to announce I’m starting a new journey of my life. Mississippi Gulf Coast is the next step!” he tweeted.

Washington originally announced his decision to transfer July 20.

“Coach O best coach in America thank you for the chance to play in Tiger Stadium!” his announcement said in part.

The 6-foot-4, 236-pound Washington was set to be a redshirt sophomore in Baton Rouge, La.

As a freshman, Washignton recorded three tackles and a forced fumble in six games.

According to The Advocate, Washington missed all of last season after rupturing an ACL during fall camp but went through most of spring drills with the Tigers.

Originally from New Orleans, Washington was considered a four-star recruit by Rivals and a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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