Former Michigan State football DE Bai Jobe has found a new home

Michigan State defensive lineman Jordon Bai Jobe runs a drill during the opening day of MSU's
Michigan State defensive lineman Jordon Bai Jobe runs a drill during the opening day of MSU's / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

As you all know, one of the biggest losses for Michigan State football this offseason was when freshman Bai Jobe entered the transfer portal. He didn't play much during his freshman season at MSU, but that wasn't for a lack of talent.

Out of high school, Jobe was the No. 55 player in the country and the No. 7 edge rusher as well. So even though he didn't make an impact on the field this past season, he had all the makings of being a major contributor for many years to come in East Lansing.

Unfortunately for Michigan State, a return to East Lansing never really seemed in the cards when Jobe entered the portal. And that realization came true on Tuesday as Jobe just announced his commitment to his new home.

Jobe announced on Tuesday that he has committed to Kansas. This move is a little surprising to me because Kansas is not known for being that great of a football program. Jobe's portal recruitment was relatively quiet, but I imagine based on the obvious skillset that he has that many high-major programs were after him. So choosing Kansas over potentially multiple high-profile programs is an interesting choice.

But one thing in Jobe's favor based on this decision is immediate playing time. I imagine we'll see Jobe get a lot of playing time for Kansas this season and he may even have a chance to become a starter as the year goes on.

Regardless of how he does, this is a big loss for Michigan State. Jonathan Smith has already made some progress in replacing Jobe and the other defensive linemen who entered the portal, and that was seen on Monday when two transfer linemen committed to Michigan State. But Smith and his staff still have more work to do as the season progresses, so hopefully we see more good news for Michigan State soon.