Michigan State lands talented running back transfer from P5 program
Michigan State’s transfer haul continues to grow.
On Wednesday, the latest player to transfer into the Spartan program announced his decision. That would be Kenneth Walker III, who is on his way to East Lansing after starting his collegiate career at Wake Forest.
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Walker played two seasons for the Demon Deacons. In 2020, he ran for 579 yards and 13 touchdowns and had a streak of six consecutive games with a touchdown. This came after his freshman season in 2019 where he ran for four touchdowns and 555 yards. That season, oddly enough, included a game against the Spartans in the Pinstripe Bowl.
This arrival continues the fast-moving carousel that is Michigan State’s roster. The Spartans have seen 14 players depart into the transfer portal. Meanwhile, Mel Tucker and his staff have brought in five players via transfer now. That includes two running backs.
This is the third power-five transfer for the Spartans. The others include former Auburn running back Harold Joiner and former Duke defensive end Drew Jordan.
Joiner and Walker will likely have a chance to play a significant role in the Michigan State offense. The Spartans’ top returning rusher is Jordon Simmons, who only ran for 219 yards in 2020.