Mass exodus? 3 more Mississippi State players reportedly entering the NCAA Transfer Portal
There appears to be a mass exodus from Mississippi State.
Robbie Faulk of 247Sports is reporting that three more Bulldogs players are expected to transfer out. Per Faulk, “that marks seven players that have left the program since last week.”
Faulk reports the latest transfers as junior wide receiver Tyrell Shavers, junior defensive end Tre Lawson and freshman defensive end Jamari Stewart. Those players have not yet officially entered the NCAA transfer portal, but Faulk’s source “expects all three to enter shortly.”
The three reported new transfers follow recent departures from sophomore quarterback Garrett Shrader, sophomore QB Jalen Mayden, freshman offensive lineman Nick Pendley and senior running back Kareem Walker.
The status of Kylin Hill is also in question. AL.com was first to report that Hill was set to opt-out and prepare for the draft. The Bulldog running back appeared to dispute the report on social media posts that were deleted. Later Tuesday, ESPN reported it could confirm AL.com’s report.
Faulk notes that Mississippi State is now at 75 scholarship players on the roster this season including the season-ending injuries of offensive lineman Scott Lashley and safeties Fred Peters and Dylan Lawrence.
The latest news comes before head coach Mike Leach’s scheduled appearance on the SEC coaches media teleconference.
Mike Leach on October 12: “This happens any time you take over a new program. I think we do have some fence riders.. They need to jump on board really quick, or the train is going to roll on without them.”
Since then, 7 players will have entered the transfer portal.
— Robbie Faulk (@robbiefaulk247) October 28, 2020