LSU Gold
Lafayette, La.
High School
Acadiana HS

Backup cornerback for the Tigers for 2 seasons … Part of LSU’s 2022 Signing Class from Acadiana High School in Lafayette … Appeared in 22 games in his 2 seasons with the Tigers, recording 13 tackles and a pass breakup … Entered transfer portal following the 2023 season … Majoring in sports administration.

Provided much-needed depth in the secondary, in particular the cornerback position in 2023 … Appeared in 9 games, all in a backup role … Tallied 9 tackles and 1 pass breakup … Combined for a tackle for loss against Ole Miss … Had best overall game vs. Ole Miss with 4 tackles, a pass breakup and a half-tackle for loss … Played career-high 46 defensive snaps vs. the Rebels … Also contributed on special teams – seeing action on 108 of those plays (48 punt return, 30 kickoff coverage, 29 kickoff return) … Played a total of 96 defensive snaps with other significant action coming against Florida (15 plays), Grambling (16), and Mississippi State (10).

Appeared in 13 games with no starts … Saw majority of his action on special teams … Had 2 tackles in Tiger Stadium debut vs. Southern … Added 1 tackle against New Mexico and Purdue in the Citrus Bowl … Played a total of 52 defensive snaps with season-high of 25 coming against Purdue … Played 20 snaps in win over Southern in week 2 in what was his Tiger Stadium debut.

Outstanding defensive back from Acadiana High School in Lafayette … Listed as the nation’s No. 101 prospect by ESPN … Ranked No. 12 nationally at his position and No. 7 overall in Louisiana by ESPN … Three-year starter at Acadiana … Listed as a four-star cornerback by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals … Ranked as the No. 9 player in Louisiana according to the 247Sports Composite … Selected as a 2022 Under Armour All-American … Contributed to two 5A State Titles in 2019 and 2020 … Intercepted an attempted two-point conversion in the 2020 5A State Championship game to secure a 35-34 win for Acadiana … Coached by Matt McCullough.

Laterrance Welch’s CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 4 at Ole Miss, 2023
Tackles for loss: 0.5 at Ole Miss, 2023
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 0
Pass Breakups: 1 at Ole Miss, 2023

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