Lake Charles, LA – McNeese State added an FBS transfer on Wednesday.
It just wasn't former LSU All-America cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.
Instead McNeese State announced quarterback Leon Blouin IV has transferred into its Southland Conference program from Tulane.
Blouin, from Geismar, La., redshirted as a true freshman in 2011 at Tulane and will have four years of eligibility remaining.
In dropping to the FCS level, he can compete immediately.
"He's exciting to watch play," McNeese State coach Matt Viator said. "He's a great runner and a really good thrower. It's exciting to get a player of his caliber to join our squad and add some depth to our quarterback unit."
As a senior at Dutchtown High School, the 5-foot-11, 210-pound Blouin was rated the No. 149 quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com and as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Viator and McNeese State are still awaiting a decision from Mathieu about his intentions for a transfer. The 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist visited with the program on Friday only hours after being dimissed from the LSU program for violation of team policy.