A Michigan State legacy lineman will reportedly look at playing elsewhere after 4 seasons with the Spartans.

MSU offensive lineman Jacob Isaia has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to Stephen Brooks of 247Sports.

A 3-year letterwinner, Isaia joined the program in 2018. He redshirted his first year, and has played in 24 career games for the Spartans over the past 3 seasons, primarily on special teams. Isaia was considered a redshirt junior in 2021. He can potentially play 2 more seasons, applying the NCAA waiver for the 2020 season, which does not count against players’ eligibility.


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Jacob is the grandson of former Michigan State All-American and Hall of Famer Bob Apisa, who helped lead the Spartans to Big Ten and National Championships in 1965 and 1966 as a fullback and was inducted into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.

Entering the portal does not bind a player to a transfer, though a school can remove the player’s scholarship upon entry. Some players withdraw from the transfer portal and rejoin the team.