More Bad News For Spartan Football: Fifth Player In Three Weeks Enters Transfer Portal
For the fifth time this season, Michigan State is reportedly losing another player to the transfer portal, this time wide receiver Cam Chambers is at least considering the possibility of leaving the program.
Chambers joins defensive end Brandon Bouyer-Randle, running backs Connor Heyward and La’Darius Jefferson and receiver Weston Bridges on a growing list of Michigan State players who have entered the transfer portal during the 2019 season.
The news of Chambers’ decision comes one day after tweeted, “I’m not sure who created the narrative that I am content just being in law school. I have been begging to play all season; thus should have been playing all season! #GoGreen.” The tweet, which has since been deleted, was in response to criticism that Chambers was becoming less interested in playing football after he began law school before the start of the season.
Like any player who enters the transfer portal, Chambers is allowed to return to Michigan State if he chooses, but that has rarely been the case with most players who explore the idea of transferring.
At the beginning of the month, Dantonio voiced some support for the transfer portal system and noted that with any of his players, he understands the need for them to do what’s best for them and will support any decision they make.
“Nothing is easy about college football, there's nothing easy about it,” he said. “It's challenging. It's competitive. There's a big-time management thing that you've got to deal with. You've got all these different things. You've got social media nowadays. You've got all these different things you have to deal with. My message to everybody is you've got to do what you've got to do, and we wish you the best. Always want to try and be supportive, like I said before, and I want to listen and try and communicate our situation and be upfront and straight up with people. So that's what I've tried to do.”
In 24 career games for the Spartans, Chambers recorded 24 catches for 330 yards. In 2018, the 6-foot-2, 219-pound receiver tallied 19 catches for 264 years and looked to be on the verge of a potential breakout this season, but he appeared in just two games and has not recorded a catch.
Already losing five players to the transfer portal is a big loss for the Spartans as three of those players (Bouyer-Randle, Heyward and Jefferson) were major contributors this year and Bridges and Chambers provided necessary depth to the receivers group.
But the losses may not end at those five for the Spartans moving forward as Spartan Nation has learned that there are as many as five other Michigan State football players that are also considering entering the transfer portal.
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