LSU cornerback Kavahra Holmes to transfer

LSU sophomore cornerback Kavahra Holmes is transferring, a team spokesman confirmed Monday.

Holmes tweeted the news from an account belonging to him earlier in the day.

“Its been great LSU, but its a new start of my life. Thanks to all the coaches and fam here! DBU i will hold it down! Yall remember that,” Holmes tweeted from @kavahraholmes.

Holmes was issued a summons for misdemeanor simple battery in October.

A three-star prospect who signed with LSU in 2012 out of Breaux Bridge, he played in just one game last year. He redshirted as a true freshman.

Holmes starred as a receiver in high school, and Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 36 player in the state in 2012.

Holmes was not listed on the two-deep at cornerback last season. He was playing behind starter Tre’Davious White early during spring practice this month.

LSU has moved highly rated safety Ed Paris to cornerback, and the Tigers have a host of defensive backs joining the team in August.

Holmes is the fourth defensive back to leave the team in the past few months, joining Micah Eugene, Derrick Raymond and Jerqwinick Sandolph.