Hours after announcing that he had entered his name in the college football transfer portal, LSU Tigers running back Corey Kiner committed to Cincinnati on Monday.
“Cincinnati since my mama had me #Home #513 #Bearcats #everything21k,” Kiner wrote in a social media post, along with an accompanying video that displayed, “I’m coming home.”
— Corey Kiner (@CoreyKiner) April 18, 2022
Kiner attended Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati and initially chose LSU over the Bearcats and Louisville. According to Cincinnati.com, Kiner committed to the then-defending national champions without ever visiting campus because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Kiner, the No. 9-ranked running back in the 2021 class, was second on the Tigers in rushing yards as a freshman last season.
He ran for 324 yards and two touchdowns on 79 carries. He also caught two passes for 10 yards.
Kiner joins a double-digit list of transfers since former LSU coach Ed Orgeron was fired and the program replaced him with Brian Kelly, who was previously the head coach at Notre Dame.
LSU also has been able to add several players via the portal, however, including former Penn State running back Noah Cain. He was the Nittany Lions’ second-leading rusher last season as a junior with 350 yards.
LSU is scheduled to open the season Sept. 3 against Florida State.