A high-profile defensive back out of the SEC is going to be considering his options outside of Baton Rouge.

On Monday morning, Sam Spiegelman of Rivals.com reported that LSU cornerback Elias Ricks will enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal to explore opportunities outside the program. The news comes as LSU is in the market for a new head coach after parting ways with Ed Orgeron at the end of the year.

Ricks is a former 5-star recruit from the 2020 class. He was ranked as the No. 14 overall prospect in the cycle and the No. 2 cornerback, per 247Sports Composite.

Ricks suffered a season-ending injury in October. In 6 games in 2021, the defensive back accounted for 11 tackles, a pass break-up and an interception.

In 2020, Ricks had an outstanding freshman season for the Tigers. He was credited with 20 total stops, 5 pass break-ups and 4 interceptions. He also scored on a pair of pick-sixes.

There will be multiple teams interested in landing one of the top young defensive backs in the portal.