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Michigan State Spartans kicker Jack Olsen to enter transfer portal

Michigan State Spring Game Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images

The Michigan State football program has now had two players enter the transfer portal following this past weekend’s spring game. Redshirt freshman kicker Jack Olsen is the latest Spartan to do so. Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press reported the news.

Olsen’s decision comes shortly after it was revealed that offensive lineman Justin Stevens had entered the transfer portal on Saturday evening. Olsen now makes 18 players from Michigan State’s 2020 roster who have entered the portal. Mel Tucker and the Spartans are bringing in 15 new additions (and counting) via the portal in 2021, including 13 scholarship players. Many of the new transfers and true freshman will join the team in the summer.

Olsen was one of the top kicker prospects in the 2020 class, ranking as the No. 4 kicker in the nation in the 2020 class, according to both 247Sports and Rivals. He was also ranked as the No. 2 kicker in the country by Chris Sailer Kicking. He was an early enrollee in January 2020 while Mark Dantonio was still Michigan State’s head coach.

Olsen redshirted as a true freshman in 2020 and did not see game action, as Matt Coghlin handled place-kicking duties. Coghlin decided to return for a sixth year in 2021, using an NCAA-granted waiver that allows an additional season of eligibility for all 2020 fall sports athletes due to COVID-19. Coghlin’s return may have played into Olsen’s decision to enter the transfer portal.

Follow along with our transfer portal tracker to keep up with all incoming and outgoing transfers for Michigan State.