Another Auburn football linebacker announces transfer portal plans

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Spring practice is nearly halfway over for the Auburn football program, and it seems apparent that some sort of pecking order is being established although the staff is not using a depth chart at this time.

Earlier this week, linebacker Kameron Brown, who is the younger brother of former Auburn defensive lineman Derrick Brown, announced his intentions to enter the portal as a grad transfer after earning his degree this spring.

Last night, veteran linebacker Desmond Tisdol announced on his Instagram that he would be transferring out after spring practice, as well. After three years on the Plains, Tisdol will have two years of eligibility left wherever he plays next.

Tisdol saw game action for the Tigers as early as his freshman season, playing in five games in 2020. He played as a reserve linebacker in 2021 in seven games, and saw game action in every game during the 2022 season. However, he was consistently behind other linebackers in the rotation like Owen Pappoe and Wesley Steiner. During his three-year career on the Plains, Tisdol racked up 17 total tackles over 24 games.

As a member of Auburn football’s recruiting class of 2020, Tisdol committed to the Tigers in December of 2019. He was a 4-star recruit out of high school from Rochelle, GA, and was ranked as the #14 inside linebacker in the recruiting class of 2020 and the #24 recruit out of the Peach State.

Tisdol marks the second linebacker to depart from the program this spring on the heels of two new transfer arrivals in Austin Keys and Demario Tolan, both of whom played at SEC schools prior to joining the Tigers’ roster.

Keys and Tolan remain in the LB group for Auburn alongside Eugene Asante, Cam Riley, Robert Woodyard Jr., Powell Gordon, Wesley Steiner, and Jake Levant.

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