Former Michigan State Cassius Peat is returning to the Spartans, after transferring away from the program last August.
Peat, originally a member of the Spartans' 2015 class, redshirted his first season on campus, and wound up leaving Michigan State last August to return home. He took classes at local Pima Community College, and had committed to UCLA during the fall, but wound up making an official visit to East Lansing, the school that he spent his first collegiate year at.
According to The Arizona Republic, his return to MSU "overwhelmed him."
This past weekend, the former Spartan defensive lineman returned to East Lansing, wowed by the reception he received from the coaches and players.
"Dantonio told me he wants me back in the summer," Peat said. "I'm not saying I'm going back there, but the gesture he made this weekend to have me back was truly overwhelming. He makes four million dollars a year and he has better things to worry about. They had a rough year (3-9) and for him to think of me a week after the Penn State game speaks volumes of his character."
Now, Cassius Peat is officially returning to Michigan State to continue his football career.
"Yup, I'm enrolling at Michigan State this summer," Peat said. "I'm planning to enroll there for summer session one."
Peat always knew in his heart that he wanted to be a part of the Michigan State football program and finish his degree at MSU.
"I always felt like I was a part of it even though I went home for a family reason because my coaches kept in contact with me and so did my teammates," Peat said. "So I've always felt like I was in the program."
Peat is ranked the No. 9 JuCo strongside defensive end in the country by 247.
Michigan State fans have to be happy to add some familiar depth to the interior defensive line.