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Michigan State cornerback Malcolm Jones enters NCAA transfer portal

Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 9.09.17 AMby:Kaiden Smith04/25/24

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Michigan State cornerback Malcolm Jones has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to On3’s Pete Nakos.

Jones departs from the Spartans’ program following two seasons of limited playing time in East Lansing, playing in three games in his first year at Michigan State to preserve his redshirt and eight games last season to earn his first letter. Recording six total tackles in his career with the Spartans.

Jones played high school football at Lee County High School in Leesburg (GA) where he was a three-star recruit. Ranked the No. 690 overall prospect in the nation and the No. 61 safety from the 2022 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Additionally, Jones was one of eight Michigan State players suspended during the 2022 season following a physical altercation with Michigan players after their rivalry game on October 29 in Michigan Stadium. The only one of the eight players not charged with either criminal misdemeanors or a felony.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire

The On3 Transfer Portal Instagram account and Twitter account are excellent resources to stay up to date with the latest moves.

Michigan State transfer portal activity

Jones represents the 33rd player to enter the transfer portal this offseason out of Michigan State, one of the highest exit numbers across the country through the portal this offseason. The Spartans have also added 13 players to their roster through the portal, and given their gains and losses, Michigan State ranks No. 64 on On3’s 2024 College Football Team Transfer Portal Rankings with an Index Score of -17. Not the strongest inaugural offseason for new head coach Jonathan Smith.

Michigan State’s biggest losses have been specifically at the quarterback position with Noah KimSam Leavitt, and Katin Houser all departing for new programs. But with former North Dakota quarterback Tommy Schuster joining the Spartans this offseason along with Oregon State QB Aidan Chiles tagging along with Smith to East Lansing, Michigan State can still be rock solid under center this upcoming season.