Michigan State lands pledge from ex-Florida CB via transfer portal
Michigan State has landed a major addition from the transfer portal.
Friday night, former Florida cornerback Chester Kimbrough announced via social media that he will be transferring to Michigan State to play for Mel Tucker. The New Orleans native spent two seasons with the Gators and appeared in 17 career games. A sophomore, Kimbrough will have three years of eligibility to use in East Lansing.
“I plan on taking my talent to Michigan State,” Kimbrough said. “They got a good program over there, they produce a lot of DBs, a lot of athletes period. I like competition period, so Michigan State’s where it’s at.”
Kimbrough is a 5-foot-11 defensive back who racked up 15 total tackles during his time in Gainesville, including 10 solo stops. He’s also credited with 3 pass break-ups in two years.
As a member of the 2019 recruiting class, Kimbrough was a 3-star prospect who had offers from several major programs. Teams like Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Indiana and Georgia Tech all showed interest in the athletic defensive back. He was ranked as the No. 452 player in the cycle and the No. 45 cornerback.
Kimbrough entered his name into the transfer portal before Florida’s Cotton Bowl appearance.
Michigan State is coming off its first season under Tucker, finishing with a 2-5 record. The Spartans defeated in-state rival Michigan and a Top 10 team in Northwestern, which went on to win the B1G West.