Yet another member of Michigan State’s football team is in the NCAA transfer portal. That makes five entries on Monday and seven since the team ended spring practice on Saturday.

Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press reported Monday afternoon that redshirt freshman defensive tackle Chris Mayfield is the latest to explore options outside of East Lansing. He joins six other Spartans to make the decision since the weekend.

The other players to recently declare for the NCAA transfer portal out of Michigan State include:


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  • OL Justin Stevens
  • TE Tommy Guajardo
  • OL Damon Kaylor
  • K Jack Olsen
  • DE DeAri Todd
  • LS Bryce Eimer

Mayfield was a member of Michigan State’s 2020 recruiting class. He did not see any game action during his lone season with the program but was named the Scout Team Co-Defensive Player of the Week before the Spartans defeated No. 8 Northwestern.

A Hilliard, Ohio native, Mayfield was a 3-star member of the 2020 recruiting class. He ranked as one of the Top 75 strong-side defensive ends of the cycle.

Mayfield will have four years of eligibility remaining at his next destination.