Yet another Michigan State Spartan has entered the transfer portal. This time, it’s redshirt sophomore cornerback Chris Jackson. The news does not come as a surprise, as Coach Mel Tucker told the media earlier that Jackson would not make the trip to Maryland and that his status on the team was unclear. Today, that status was clarified, according to MLive’s Matt Wenzel.
Michigan State redshirt sophomore CB Chris Jackson, who wasn't with the team at the end of the season, is now in the transfer portal, a program spokesman confirms.— Matt Wenzel (@mwenzel2) December 24, 2020
Jackson arrived in East Lansing as a three-star defensive back prospect out of Marietta, Georgia as a part of the 2018 recruiting class. He arrived at the same time as fellow defensive backs Kalon Gervin, Xavier Henderson, and Michael Dowell, but struggled to reach the playing group.
After redshirting in 2018, Jackson played in only five games in 2019, mostly on special teams. The highlight of his freshman campaign was the Western Michigan game, when he took 13 total snaps on defense and registered his first tackle. In 2020, he was credited with a start in the Spartans’ first two game against Rutgers and Michigan, but only saw action in two other games. He leaves Michigan State with a total of 10 career tackles.
The full list of Spartans who have entered the transfer portal can be found here.
Happy Holidays, and Go Green.