Michigan State football DB has entered the transfer portal

Michigan State football coach Jonathan Smith speaks during an introductory press conference on
Michigan State football coach Jonathan Smith speaks during an introductory press conference on / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

Michigan State football so far has already been pretty active in the transfer portal, considering it’s only been open for two days now. But the Spartans have contacted two players so far, including a wide receiver from Colorado State and a former Michigan linebacker.

On the flip side, Michigan State has seen a few of their players enter the portal as well. On Tuesday MSU had two players enter the portal, and now a third has been added to that list on Wednesday.

Defensive back Eddie Pleasant III is the latest Spartan football player to enter the transfer portal. Eddie was a part of the Spartan’s 2023 recruiting class and was a three-star recruit and the No. 110 corner in the country according to 247Sports. Eddie has only been in East Lansing for one season, and he did not get any playing time, so this loss isn’t as significant as others. In fact, it could be seen as a positive for Michigan State.

Players can decide to transfer for a lot of reasons, but the main reason is because they think there isn’t enough playing time for them at their current school. Now it’s unclear what the reasoning for Eddie’s decision is, but this very well could be the case.

Sure arguably the worst postion for MSU the last few seasons has been the secondary, so it’s strange to say that anyone at the position is without a doubt better than Eddie. But I think the group’s recent struggles have been more on coaching and the scheme they’ve been running versus a lack of talent at the position. So I think with better coaching, which I think is a fair assumption under the new staff, this unit could actually be pretty solid.

Again, I want to reiterate that there could be a wide range of reasons that caused Eddie to enter the portal. But losing him isn’t the end of the world from MSU’s perspective. This very well could be what’s best for both parties, and I genuinely hope that is the case.

Like with every Spartan, I hope it works out for Eddie wherever he decides to transfer, and I hope we hear his name again in the future making big plays for his new team.

Here is Eddie’s full statement that he posted on X after officially entering the transfer portal.