BATON ROUGE, La. – The Dooley Era at Southern has continued its defensive mindset. After a defense-heavy signing class, including four defensive linemen, the Jaguars added two more players on defense.

Former LSU linebacker Donte Starks announced he transferred from Coahoma Community College back to Baton Rouge.

Starks’ exit from LSU was controversial. In 2020, The Marrero native was arrested and charged for illegally possessing a firearm and resisting arrest. The team released the linebacker shortly after his arrest, but Starks clarified his dismissal from the team was not related to his off-the-field incident.

Starks played six games for the Coahoma Tigers in 2021, totaling 16 tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack.

His 2020 campaign was more productive in less games. The Former Tiger racked up 42 tackles, four tackles for a loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in five games.

Arkansas defensive back Devin Bush was the second SEC commit Southern nabbed Tuesday.

Bush only played in nine games across three seasons in Fayetteville, but he joins Starks in a Louisiana homecoming.

The New Orleans native played high school football at Edna Karr, where he finished as a four-star corner in the 2019 class.