Michigan State reportedly sees young cornerback enter the transfer portal
Michigan State is set to lose some depth in its secondary as a young cornerback has reportedly entered the transfer portal.
Antoine Booth, a redshirt freshman cornerback, has entered the portal, according to a report from Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press. The 5-foot-11 and 175-pounder from Jessup, Maryland took his redshirt season last year and didn’t see any action. When Booth committed to the Spartans, he chose them over offers from Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia, Temple and Buffalo.
Booth’s decision may be based on a numbers game, and playing time.
The Spartans have plenty of experience in the secondary, a position where cornerbacks coach Travares Tillman left for a job at Georgia Tech. Harlon Barnett and Mel Tucker now combine to coach the secondary.
What’s more, the Spartans return all 5 secondary starters from the end of the season and added cornerback transfer Ameer Speed, who had 25 tackles and one pass break-up in 48 career games over 5 seasons at Georgia.
Michigan State signed 6 defensive backs to its 2022 recruiting class, including 4 early enrollees in 4-star safeties Jaden Mangham and Dillon Tatum and 3-star cornerbacks Caleb Coley and Ade Willie.
Michigan State redshirt freshman cornerback Antoine Booth has entered the NCAA transfer portal, @freepsports has learned.
— Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabin) April 19, 2022