Mississippi State lands DE transfer from UCF originally offered by Dan Mullen
While Mississippi State has lost a lot of depth this season, the Bulldogs picked up a veteran defensive end out of Miami by way of UCF.
Central Florida DE transfer Randy Charlton announced on social media Thursday that he plans to transfer to Mississippi State. Defensive end is a position State is looking to add depth to going into the 2021 season, and Chartlon is a 2018 3-star prospect. He entered the transfer portal in early November.
The 6-foot-3 and 235-pounder played in 5 games this season for the Knights and had 18 tackles and 4 tackles for loss. In 2019, the Miami Southridge High School product totaled 28 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack.
Charlton entered the transfer portal 2 days after being let go from the UCF football program after he was one of four UCF players reportedly dismissed from the team following a police incident on Oct. 29 where a teammate was arrested, 247Sports reported.
In the Class of 2018, Charlton was rated as the nation’s No. 32 strong-side defensive end and the state’s No. 112 prospect by 247Composite. During that recruiting cycle, Charlton was offered by Mississippi State and former head coach Dan Mullen, Paul Jones of 247Sports reported.
Charlton is expected to enroll at Mississippi State in January and he has two years left to play at Mississippi State.
State is expected to lose senior starters Kobe Jones and Marquiss Spencer on the defensive line after this season.
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