USC defensive end Jake Lichtenstein announced on Monday that he has entered the transfer portal with two years of eligibility remaining.
Lichtenstein, who made the announcement on Twitter, is the first USC player to elect to transfer since the hiring of head coach Lincoln Riley last week.
“The past 4 (sic) years at USC have been an amazing experience,” Lichtenstein wrote. “Throughout my process I have had countless ups & (sic) downs and I have become a better man and football player because of it.”
Lichtenstein missed the entire 2019 season due to a variety of injuries, then opted out of the first four games of 2020 before returning to the team without seeing any game action. After essentially a two-year hiatus, he became a valuable contributor for USC in 2021, recording four sacks and six tackles for loss in 11 games.