Michigan State wide receiver Hunter Rison has decided to transfer from the program, according to his father Andre Rison.
On Monday afternoon, Andre Rison was on 92.1 FM in Lansing, joining “The Drive with Jack” and made the announcement that his son would be leaving the Spartans. Playing time seemed to be the biggest issue for the freshman.
“He feels as if he’s just as good as the guys that’s playing in front of him,” Andre Rison said. “With that being said and how it looks from the rotation — some games he wouldn’t even get in in the second half, some games he wouldn’t play at all but a minimum. He’s too talented to just waste a freshman year and just go by. He could have redshirted, he could have did a lot of different things for that matter.”
Rison played in 12 of Michigan State’s 13 games this season and caught at least one pass in 10 contests. He finished the year as the fourth-best receiver statistically, hauling in 19 receptions for 224 yards. He didn’t record a touchdown reception in his freshman season.
“We know we can play on that level, I think he proved that,” Andre Rison said. “But he needs to be out there more. he needs to be playing more. he needs to be more involved in the offense, not sitting on the sidelines for continuous week after week after week after week after week when the coach is telling him he needs to find way to play him.”
There was no comment from Hunter Rison or Michigan State regarding the comments.