Mississippi State lands commitment from Cal transfer WR
Mississippi State added to its wide receiver corps on Sunday as former Cal wideout Makai Polk announced his commitment to the Bulldogs on Twitter. The El Cerrito, Calif. product will head out East in hopes of boosting Mike Leach’s offense in Starkville.
A former 3-star recruit, Polk combined for 36 catches, 478 yards, and 3 touchdowns while with the Golden Bears. As a sophomore in 2020, he made 17 catches for 183 yards and a touchdown.
Ready for the next chapter of my life, all glory to God🙏🏽 let’s get to work!! pic.twitter.com/sdDpeYIwZU
— Makai Polk (@showtimemakai) January 10, 2021
It’s important to note that Polk has 3 years of eligibility remaining thanks to NCAA guidelines put into effect for the 2020 season.
That’s because on Friday, another transfer portal wide receiver, ex-San José State star Tre Walker, pledged to the Bulldogs. However, the SEC prevents non-grad transfer players with a single year of eligibility remaining from transferring to a conference program, so Walker ultimately will be unable to play for Mississippi State and was forced to return to the portal.
Despite missing an opportunity to add Walker to the lineup, Leach and the Bulldogs hope that Polk will be able to make an immediate impact on the roster.