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Michigan State WR Hunter Rison Announces Transfer

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EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 27: Spartan Stadium before a game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 27, 2014, in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Hunter Rison is headed elsewhere.

Mark Dantonio led Michigan State to a remarkable turnaround in the 2017 season, finishing with a 10 wins - a seven-win turnaround from the 2016 campaign.

Next year, the Spartans could be even better as the team returns most of its starters from a year ago.

One player who saw consistent playing time will be gone, however. On Tuesday night, wide receiver Hunter Rison announced he's transferring from Michigan State.

In a report filed by the Detroit Free Press, Rison's father, and former MSU and NFL standout Andre Rison cited lack of playing time as the reason for the move.

“We know we can play on that level. I think he proved it. But he needs to be out there more. He needs to be playing more. He needs to be more involved in the offense, not sitting on the sidelines for continuous week after week after week after week after week after week when the coach is telling him he needs to find ways to play him.”

The freshman wide receiver racked up 224 yards on 19 receptions this season while fighting for the No. 4 wide receiver spot. Rison was a part of the 2017 recruiting class as a 4-star wide receiver.

He'll have to sit out for the 2018 season if he transfers to an FBS program, according the the NCAA's transfer rules.

[Detroit Free Press]