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Former Arizona cornerback Khary Crump transfers to Michigan State

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 05 Ohio State at Michigan State Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Michigan State Spartans head coach Mel Tucker was adamant that he was going to be active in recruiting the transfer portal, and he wasn’t kidding. Tucker and his staff have landed a commitment from former Arizona cornerback Khary Crump.

This makes two transfer cornerbacks for Michigan State on Saturday alone, and the Spartans are now up to 12 players (including preferred walk-ons) total from the portal this cycle. Earlier today, Louisville transfer Marqui Lowery Jr. also committed to MSU.

Crump, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 164 pounds, did not see game action for the Wildcats last season as a true freshman, which means he still has full eligibility remaining. He was a three-star prospect from Culver City High School in California in the 2020 class, ranking as the No. 75 cornerback and No. 83 player out of California in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite. His tweet indicates that he has ties to Michigan, particularly the Ferndale and Pontiac areas.

The additions of Crump and Lowery, along with Florida transfer Chester Kimbrough, certainly give the Spartans a better outlook in the secondary, as Michigan State is losing Shakur Brown to the NFL Draft, and had four defensive backs enter the transfer portal. MSU also returns Kalon Gervin and Angelo Grose at cornerback, who both have starting experience. Additionally, the Spartans signed five defensive backs in the 2021 recruiting class.

To keep up with all transfer portal news as it relates to Michigan State, read here.