Michigan State OL, Spartan legacy reportedly enters name into NCAA transfer portal
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.
Michigan State OL Jacob Isaia is in the transfer portal. @247SportsPortal
— Stephen Brooks (@StephenM_Brooks) January 24, 2022
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.