Michigan State Football: Julian Major “in flux” ahead of 2018 season

Michigan State Spartans. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Michigan State Spartans. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Mark Dantonio admitted at Big Ten Media Days that Michigan State football may be without freshman wide out Julian Major in 2018.

There has been a lot of talk about roster changes this offseason, especially with Jon Reschke’s potential return as well as incoming freshman Julian Major’s status with the program.

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On Tuesday, Mark Dantonio addressed those roster concerns at Big Ten Media Days, stating that Reschke would need his team’s approval to re-join, but he won’t be on scholarship if that does happen.

He also went on to state that Major left the team in spring ball because he had trouble adjusting to the college game after enrolling early out of Penn Hills High in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Major apparently asked to be let back onto the team after leaving in spring ball, hence the “in flux” quote from Dantonio. He’s not fully back but he’s also not completely off the team.

Going from high school to college, not just football, can be a big adjustment for kids and not everyone handles it well. Major may not have been ready for that early enrollment and became overwhelmed with the balance of classes, film, conditioning and football.

If and when he does return, he can likely expect a redshirt — he can still play in up to four games while retaining the redshirt, per new rules. He has a lot of ground to make up and the Spartans’ receiving corps are deep.

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Major was ranked the No. 641 player in the 2018 class as well as the 101st-best receiver, according to 247Sports. He chose the Spartans over Arkansas, Boston College, Iowa State, Kentucky, Virginia and Wisconsin.