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Michigan State offensive lineman Justin Stevens enters transfer portal

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The Michigan State Spartans have had another player enter his name into the transfer portal. This time it’s offensive lineman Justin Stevens.

Stevens was one of 11 players not dressed for the Spartans at Saturday’s spring game. He opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, citing a pre-existing respiratory condition as a factor in his decision. Last season would have been his true freshman season, so obviously Stevens never suited up for Michigan State in a game.

Stevens was a three-star recruit out of Clarkson Football North in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in the 2020 class, and originally hails from Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an early enrollee in January of 2020, under then head coach Mark Dantonio.

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle is the second offensive lineman from MSU to enter the transfer portal this offseason, joining Devontae Dobbs, who ended up leaving for Memphis (along with cornerback Julian Barnett). Stevens is the 17th Spartan to enter the portal from last season’s roster overall, and first since defensive back Dominique Long in late January. Meanwhile, head coach Mel Tucker and his staff have been equally active in the portal, landing 15 additions so far this offseason (including two preferred walk-ons).

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