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Gabe Sherrod joins Michigan State Spartans as grad transfer

The Spartans defense gets a big boost via FCS star Gabe Sherrod

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The Michigan State Spartans have landed another graduate transfer on the gridiron.

This time, it's defensive end Gabe Sherrod, who announced his decision on Twitter:

A 6-4, 250-pounder out of Delaware State in the FCS ranks, Sherrod plans to arrive in East Lansing on July 11, and he'll be eligible immediately this coming season. He previously had committed to Syracuse, but Cuse coaches reportedly decided in June that they would not accept his commitment.

In 2015, Sherrod registered 64 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a redshirt junior. His 2.3 tackles for loss per game ranked second in the FCS. In 2014, Sherrod finished the year with 46 tackles, 7.5 tackles loss and five sacks.

Watching his highlights, you can definitely see why Sherrod was getting interest from Power 5 schools once he decided to transfer for his final season of college football. He has great explosion off that line that will allow him to be an impact player vs the pass and run.

Sherrod becomes the second graduate transfer defensive lineman to join Michigan State this offseason. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams committed to MSU as a graduate transfer from Nebraska. It's very likely both guys will play significant snaps this coming season after the Spartans lost several key players from their front seven this offseason.