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Michigan State Football: Spartans add Division II safety Kendell Brooks

Brooks just arrived on campus for the spring semester and is reported to be on scholarship

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As Michigan State students and student-athletes prepare to start classes on Tuesday, a new name has appeared on the MSU football spring enrollee list. His name is Kendell Brooks, he is a safety, and he appears to be the latest addition to the Spartans’ roster from the transfer portal.

Brooks hails from Swansea, South Carolina and he spent the first two years of his college career at the Division II school North Greenville University, which is located in Tigerville, South Carolina. The 6-foot-tall, 200-pound Brooks was not listed in either the Rivals or 247 Sports recruiting database as a high school senior. He played in 19 total games as a Crusader and accumulated 78 total tackles, two of which were for a loss, one pass break-up, and one fumble recovery.

Sources have confirmed that Brooks will be on scholarship and it appears that he has taken the final spot for early enrollees, which was a use-it-or-lose-it slot. Brooks did not see action in 2020, as the Gulf South Conference, which includes North Greenville University, postponed its fall season due to concerns over COVID-19. As a result, sources are also reporting that Brooks will have three years of eligibility remaining as a Spartan.

Kendell’s Hudl film is shown here:

A total of eight other new Spartans have also arrived on campus, ready to start classes this week. Also from the transfer portal are Jarrett Horst (offensive lineman from Arkansas State), Drew Jordan (defensive end from Duke), Anthony Russo (quarterback from Temple), and Kenneth Walker III (running back from Wake Forest).

In addition, freshmen Kameron Allen (tight end), Ethan Boyd (offensive lineman), Hampton Fay (quarterback), and safety Michael Gravely Jr. (safety), have now also arrived on campus and have enrolled for the spring semester. Freshman safety A.J. Kirk was expected to enroll early, but apparently will not be doing so until the summer.