BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — One of Louisiana State University’s Wide Receivers has decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal.

According to Sports Illustrated, sophomore wide receiver Jack Bech has announced via social media that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal due to his limited playing time.

Bech started seven of his 13 games as a freshman. After his injury, Bech quickly fell back into the rotation of the depth chart.

I would like to thank LSU for the opportunity to play the sport I love at the university I’ve loved since I could hold a football. I want to thank everyone who believed in me and supported me throughout my journey here. In every stage of life, there’s change and I feel that my opportunity to grow as a player is elsewhere. This has been the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make and a lot of thought and prayer has gone into my decision. With that being said, I’m entering my name into the transfer portal.

Jack Bech

Coach Brian Kelly says the portal will evaluate what options are available.

“They have got to be the right fit first,” Kelly said. “They have to recognize the value of an education from LSU. They have to have the right traits. We are not just open for business. We’re not just putting a sign up saying, hey, we are going to take whoever. They have to be the right fit. I prefer that they are from the state of Louisiana if we can find them. And then we are going to address needs based upon how that freshman class marries into it by the particular needs by position class. So we are not going to overload a particular position group. In other words, if we have got three or four wide receivers that are freshmen coming in, you may not see a heavy influence in the portal in that position.”