Adam Sparks is heading back to his home state of Louisiana.

The departing Mizzou defensive back announced his commitment to Louisiana-Monroe on Friday.

The commitment comes after Sparks opted out during the 2020 season and entered the NCAA transfer portal in January. Sparks’ opt-out was revealed ahead of Mizzou’s Senior Day. The senior last played in a Mizzou game on Oct. 31 against Florida.

All college football players are able to return for 2021 with the same eligibility they had entering this fall, which will allow Sparks to play again despite being a senior this fall. The former 3-star class of 2017 prospect has played in 37 games over the past four seasons, having not yet used his redshirt season. He has 99 career tackles and 3 interceptions.

The Baton Rouge native is coming off of a 2019 season in which he played in 11 games as a junior, posting 17 tackles (14 solo) with 2.5 tackles for loss, one pass deflection and a forced fumble. This past season, he played in five games, recording 10 total tackles.