Another one: Michigan State has 3 players enter transfer portal in 1 day
The Michigan State Spartans football program has lost three players to the transfer portal on the same day, a remarkable number even considering it being the end of the first season under a new head coach in East Lansing.
The latest to go public with the news is redshirt sophomore linebacker Jeslord Boateng, a former 3-star recruit out of Dublin, Ohio who was redshirted as a freshman before making 18 total appearances for the Spartans over two seasons. Boateng had 10 tackles, one for a loss during his career in East Lansing.
Here’s the announcement:
Faith not sight ❤️ pic.twitter.com/17LRexGscd— Jeslord Boateng (@JeslordBoateng6) December 18, 2020
The news was first reported by Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press.
The @Freepsports has learned Michigan State linebacker Jeslord Boateng has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Third Spartans player to enter his name in the database today.— Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabin) December 18, 2020
Before Boateng, it was freshman Devontae Dobbs, a high-impact high-school player ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard, and the 51st best overall player, in the Class of 2019. Dobbs is one of multiple high-profile Spartans recruits to either be kicked out of the program or to leave on their own recognizance over the last several seasons.
Cornerback Davion Williams, a third-year sophomore with 23 game appearances for the Spartans, announced that he too would be transferring from the program. Williams was a 3-star recruit out of Belleville (Mich.) High and the 48th ranked cornerback nationally in the class of 2018.
Whether its Mel Tucker cleaning house of athletes who don’t fit the new direction of a program that had got out of control under former coach Mark Dantonio, or something going sideways in East Lansing, remains unknown for the moment.