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Washington State nabs Michigan State transfer Chris Jackson

Cougs get another body in the secondary.

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Chris Jackson, a former three-star recruit from Georgia, announced this week that he’d be transferring from Michigan State to Washington State. Jackson entered the transfer portal on Christmas Eve after appearing in four games this past season for the Spartans.

Jackson started the first two games of the season as a redshirt sophomore before missing the next two, and not because of an injury, it seems.

Jackson played under first-year Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker this past season, and he’s one of 15 (!) Spartans who entered the transfer portal since Nov. 16. So, this is either a case of a player who was caught up in the coaching change, or something more. Who knows. At any rate, perhaps a fresh start in Pullman is what he needs.

If nothing else, Jackson gives WSU another body to plug in on the back end of the defense. We saw a mix of new and old guys this past fall, so there should be some good competition ahead of the 2021 season.


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