Report: Michigan State LB makes midseason jump into NCAA transfer portal
Michigan State linebacker Marcel Lewis has decided to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal after four games into the 2020 season. The Detroit Free Press reported the news on Monday afternoon.
Lewis was a redshirt freshman with the Spartans who initially opted out of the 2020 season because of concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. However, when the B1G reinstated the season in September, the linebacker decided to suit up for the year.
Despite his decision to opt back in, Lewis has not played in a game for the Spartans this fall. He appeared in three contests during the 2019 season under then-head coach Mark Dantonio. Lewis did not exceed the four-game threshold and was able to retain his redshirt status.
At his next destination, Lewis will have four years of eligibility remaining, as the NCAA is allowing all student-athletes to retain an extra year of eligibility following the 2020 fall sports season due to the circumstances caused by the pandemic.
Lewis could decide to return to Michigan State if it’s in his best interest, but that has been rare among players who explore their options elsewhere. The linebacker is a former 3-star recruit.