Michigan State RB opts for transfer portal following 2022 season
One Michigan State running back — a player with over 1,500 career yards — is heading to the transfer portal.
On Wednesday, Chris Solari with the Detroit Free Press reported that RB Elijah Collins is heading for the transfer portal. A member of the 2018 recruiting class out of Detroit, Collins will have one year of eligibility remaining.
MSU spokesman confirms RB Elijah Collins has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Would have one season left with the COVID waiver.
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) January 4, 2023
Collins’ best season came in Mark Dantonio’s final year with the Spartans while leading Michigan State with 988 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns. Unfortunately, Collins was less effective during the 2020 season while splitting carries with Connor Heyward and Jordon Simmons.
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The arrival of Kenneth Walker III in 2021 led to the sparse usage of Collins last season. Collins finished 2022 second on the Spartans with 318 yards and tied for the team lead with 6 rushing touchdowns.