Another Michigan State wide receiver is heading elsewhere.
Mark Dantonio led Michigan State to a remarkable turnaround in the 2017 season, finishing with a 10 wins. The 10-win season featured 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. Rising junior quarterback Brian Lewerke gets a stacked receiving corps coming back for another year.
Just a few days ago, however, that receiver corps suffered a hit. Former 4-star wide receiver Hunter Rison is transferring from the Spartans, an announcement made earlier this week.
Rison played a significant role with as the team’s No. 4 wideout in 2017 and was likely to see an uptick in playing time next year. However, Rison’s father, a former Michigan State star himself, announced his son’s transfer.
Now another Michigan State wide receiver is leaving the program. Sophomore wideout Trishton Jackson revealed he’s leaving the Spartans as well.
It’s a surprising decision from Jackson. With the departure of Rison, the rising junior would likely have been the fourth option for the team.
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Perhaps being the No. 4 on Michigan State wasn’t enough for Jackson who will have to sit out next season if he transfers to an FBS program.
Jackson racked up 143 yards on 12 receptions this season. He has 232 receiving yards during his two years with the Spartans.