Apr 17, 2021; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  LSU Tigers offensive tackle Dare Rosenthal (51) and LSU Tigers wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (1) pose for the camera on a time out during the first half of the annual Purple and White spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

LSU transfer Dare Rosenthal chooses Kentucky

Former LSU offensive lineman Dare Rosenthal took to Twitter on Thursday to announce his transfer to Kentucky.

The 6-foot-7 left tackle entered the transfer portal in late June after starting eight games over two seasons in Baton Rouge, La.

“Leaving LSU was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make,” Rosenthal tweeted, in part. “After much thought and prayer, I’ve decided to attend the University of Kentucky. My decision was not based on my athleticism alone — it was based on me attending the University that I believe can help mold and shape me into a better man and help me reach my full potential on the field.”

A four-star recruit in the Class of 2018, Rosenthal played in five games (three starts) as a redshirt freshman for the Tigers’ undefeated national championship team in 2019.

After briefly leaving school for personal reasons and missing spring practice in 2020, he returned and started two games before being indefinitely suspended in October. Rosenthal was reinstated and started three more games.

–Field Level Media

Apr 17, 2021; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  LSU Tigers offensive tackle Dare Rosenthal (51) and LSU Tigers wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (1) pose for the camera on a time out during the first half of the annual Purple and White spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

LSU LT Dare Rosenthal enters transfer portal

LSU starting left tackle Dare Rosenthal is in the NCAA transfer portal, Tigers coach Ed Orgeron confirmed Tuesday.

“He had some personal situations that he had to take care of,” Orgeron told ESPN. “It was a hard decision, but we wish him the best. We’re going to miss him.”

The 6-foot-7, 327-pound lineman struggled to stay on the field during his three seasons on campus.

A four-star recruit in the Class of 2018, Rosenthal played in five games (three starts) as a redshirt freshman for the Tigers’ undefeated national championship team in 2019.

After briefly leaving school for personal reasons and missing spring practice in 2020, he returned and started two games before being indefinitely suspended in October. Rosenthal was reinstated and started three more games.

Sophomore Cameron Wire, who started in Rosenthal’s absence in 2020, is expected to take over as the starting left tackle.

LSU opens the season on Sept. 4 at UCLA.

–Field Level Media

Jan 12, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; An LSU Tigers helmet on display before the head coaches press conference for the CFP with LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron and Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney at the Sheraton New Orleans, Grand Ballroom. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

LSU suspends T Rosenthal indefinitely

LSU suspended starting left tackle Dare Rosenthal indefinitely, coach Ed Orgeron said Monday.

Orgeron did not give a reason for the discipline.

“I don’t know when he’s going to be back,” Orgeron said during his weekly Monday news conference.

Cam Wire will start in the absence of Rosenthal, a 6-foot-7 sophomore who started two games this season for the Tigers. He did not play in Saturday’s win against South Carolina.

Last season, Rosenthal appeared in five games, starting three, for the national champion Tigers. The sophomore was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2018, per the 247Sports composite.

Wire, who like Rosenthal played high school football in Louisiana, was a three-star recruit in the same class.

LSU (2-2) will play at Auburn (3-2) on Saturday.

–Field Level Media