Michigan State is starting to have a problem on its hand.

Mel Tucker’s squad is losing defensive linemen left and right. Michael Fletcher, Jalen Hunt and Deshaun Mallorye entered the portal earlier in the week and now a total of 4 have entered in the past couple of days. Another drip in the bucket came late Monday afternoon, when freshman DE Chase Carter announced his intent to enter the transfer portal.

Carter, a former 3-star prospect out of Minnesota, was the No. 52 ranked defensive end in the 2022 cycle. He did not see action for Sparty this season.

Now is a good time to remember the transfer portal door swings both ways. While Michigan State has lost a lot, new opportunities will come soon enough.

Still, Day 1 of the transfer portal being officially open has seen a record number of entries, especially for quarterbacks.