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Michigan State defensive tackle Chris Mayfield enters transfer portal

Mayfield is the fifth Spartan to enter the transfer portal on Monday.

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Make that five Michigan State Spartans who have entered the transfer portal on Monday, and seven since Saturday’s spring game. The latest is redshirt freshman defensive tackle Chris Mayfield, according to Matt Charboneau of the Detroit News.

Mayfield joins tight end Tommy Guajardo, offensive lineman Damon Kaylor, long snapper Bryce Eimer, defensive end DeAri Todd, offensive lineman Justin Stevens and kicker Jack Olsen as the student-athletes from Michigan State who have entered their names in the transfer portal since the spring game concluded on Saturday.

Mayfield was a three-star prospect out of Ohio in the 2020 class. He didn’t see game action as a true freshman last fall, and took a redshirt. However, he was named scout team Co-Defensive Player of the Week during the week of practice leading up to the Northwestern game on Nov. 28.

Mayfield is the 23rd Spartan overall to enter his name into the transfer portal this offseason, and second defensive lineman, along with Todd. Mel Tucker and his staff have brought in 15 transfer additions for the 2021 roster, including 13 scholarship players and two preferred walk-ons, and will likely add more players heading into the summer.

Update: Mayfield has confirmed he has entered the transfer portal.

Just because a player enters the transfer portal does not automatically mean that player is leaving the program. We are tracking all of Michigan State transfer updates here.