Michigan State football to host talented transfer RB from UMass

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Jonathan Smith is once again making waves in the transfer portal for Michigan State football. During the fall/winter portal cycle, Smith brought in a whopping 10 transfers to MSU. Smith looks to again be prioritizing the portal this spring as he has already been in contact with many players since the portal opened on Tuesday.

However, Smith is making even bigger moves than just contacting transfers as he has a visit with a talented transfer running back scheduled for next week.

Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams is a transfer running back from UMass. Before his time at UMass, he began his career at another Big Ten school in Rutgers. His time there was short lived as he spent two seasons with the Scarlet Knights, accumulating nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns.

After his two seasons with Rutgers, he made the move to UMass where he has spent the last three seasons. Lynch-Adams got off to a slow start with UMass in his first two seasons, but he really took off this past year. During the 2023 season, Lynch-Adams racked up 236 carries for 1,157 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was also active as a pass catcher, making 20 receptions for an additional 118 yards.

The first team All-Independent selection will begin his official visit with Michigan State on Monday, April 22. The Spartans have a solid running back room already with Jalen Berger and Nate Carter, but a third guy like Lynch-Adams would be the perfect addition to the room. All three players would be able to see significant carries in the offense, so having the versatility to go to three different backs depending on the matchup would be huge in an offense like Jonathan Smith's.

There is no indication if Lynch-Adams is ready to commit anytime soon or not, but there’s always a chance he could love what he sees in East Lansing and commit on the spot. We all know how well Smith does in the portal, so I for one would not be surprised if he is able to convince Lynch-Adams to do just that.