Michigan State sophomore starting CB no longer with team, Mel Tucker says
Michigan State sophomore CB Chris Jackson is no longer with the football team, head coach Mel Tucker told reporters on Tuesday. It’s unclear whether he’ll be able to return to the squad in future seasons.
Jackson, who made starts in the first two games of the season for the Spartans, missed some time earlier this year with an injury. He has played in four games this season, but did not participate in Saturday’s 39-24 loss to Penn State.
“Chris hasn’t been with the team and I really don’t anticipate him being back with the team this season,” Tucker told reporters during his weekly press conference. “We’ll assess everything with Chris after the season when we’re all wrapped up.”
Michigan State is scheduled to end the season this weekend against Maryland, a game that was canceled earlier this year.
Jackson was a 3-star member of Michigan State’s 2018 recruiting class and is a native of Marietta, Georgia. He was ranked just outside of 247Sports’ Top 500 prospects for his cycle, coming in at No. 511.
No other specifics were provided by Tucker regarding Jackson’s departure.
This season, Jackson was credited with 9 tackles, which included 5 solo stops. He also had 2 tackles for loss and a pass break-up. In 2019, the cornerback appeared in 4 contests and collected one stop on the year.
Michigan State is 2-5 this season.