LSU starting offensive lineman Maea Teuhema was indefinitely suspended on Tuesday by the university for violation of team rules. After the suspension was made public, it was announced that Teuhema would transfer from LSU rather than serve his suspension.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters earlier this week that Teuhema’s status was in question due to academics.
“We’ll know about him in the next couple of days,” Orgeron said, via The Advoctate. “We’re unsure of his status.”
Despite Teuhema’s suspension and potential academic issues, Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman reported Thursday morning that Teuhema has received permission to contact several schools, including USC and UCLA, among others.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 3, 2017
Teuhema, a junior, is a two-year starter for the Tigers and has played both guard and tackle. He was slotted to play right guard for LSU this season.
While there are certainly some hurdles with Teuhema, he’s certainly talented and USC and UCLA could both use an SEC caliber offensive lineman.