The portal taketh and the portal giveth. Charles Brantley looked like he was leaving the program just a few short days ago, but he was in the transfer portal for less than 24 hours before removing his name and returning to East Lansing.
That should undoubtedly help the cornerback position.
But there’s still a need there. Mel Tucker should at least consider adding another cornerback seeing as there are no real proven guys on the roster outside of Brantley.
There is some young talent such as Dillon Tatum, Caleb Coley, and Chance Rucker, but outside of those guys and Marqui Lowery and Brantley, there’s really no depth. It would make sense for Tucker to find a one-year rental while he recruits more cornerbacks such as Jamari Howard (fingers crossed he doesn’t flip).
Michigan State’s defensive backfield has been a weakness for the Spartans for the past few years and Tucker could fix that in the portal.
Trey Amos, anyone?