Michigan State lands ex-UNLV LB out of transfer portal
Mel Tucker continues to add pieces to Michigan State’s roster through the transfer portal.
On Wednesday, the Spartans received a commitment from former UNLV linebacker Jacoby Windmon. Because of the additional season due to the COVID-19 waiver from the NCAA, he will have 2 years of eligibility remaining to use in East Lansing.
“Born to lose but I gotta win, stayed down beat the odds I’m thanking God again,” Windmon wrote in a Twitter post.
Born to lose but I gotta win, stayed down beat the odds im thanking God again..@Coach_mtucker 🤝 #GOGREEN..🟢⚪️ pic.twitter.com/DyHzX3Rnwo
— JWindmon (@JW1NDMON) December 8, 2021
Windmon is coming off an incredible 2021 campaign at UNLV. The linebacker piled up 119 stops, 11.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Over the course of his career with the Rebels, Windmon has been responsible for 169 tackles, 18 for loss and 11.5 sacks.
This is the second significant addition Michigan State has made from the portal this year. The Spartans also received a pledge from former Wisconsin running back Jalen Berger, adding depth to the backfield.
Michigan State has become an appealing destination for transfers under Tucker. Thanks to multiple transfers joining the roster in 2021 — particularly Kenneth Walker III — the Spartans ended the year with a 10-2 record, which included a victory over in-state rival and B1G champion Michigan.
The Spartans head to Atlanta to play Pitt in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30.