Cameron Fordham, who was granted his release from LSU’s football team after one season, has decided to transfer to NC State.
The 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman from Northview High School picked the ACC school after making official visits to both NC State and Central Florida this past weekend.
“I chose NC State because I felt like it was the best place for me both academically and athletically,” Fordham told the AJC. “I felt like there was a lot of integrity in the program at NC State. The coaches are all about the right things, and they really wanted me — which made me go for it.”
Fordham will have to sit out this season at NC State, per NCAA transfer rules, and then have three years of football eligibility. Fordham briefly considered the possibility of staying closer home at UGA, saying “I talked to Georgia a little bit but I think they are full at this time.”
When asked about the circumstances surrounding his decision to transfer from LSU, Fordham said, “I’m going to miss my teammates, and I have a lot of respect for everybody there. I wish everyone at LSU the best.”
Fordham said he planned to enroll at NC State by the end of the week.
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