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Washington State nabs Michigan State transfer Chris Jackson

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Cougs get another body in the secondary.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Western Michigan at Michigan State Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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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Hot-shooting UCLA dominates Washington State 91-61, handing Cougars most lopsided loss of Kyle Smith era | The Spokesman-Review
The win-loss column would suggest both Washington State and UCLA had tremendous success through the first 11 games of the 2020-21 season. Thursday's game between the Cougars and Bruins was a reminder that not all 9-2 teams are created equal.

Michigan State cornerback Chris Jackson announces transfer to Washington State | The Spokesman-Review
When Nick Rolovich unveiled his signing class in December, the Washington State coach intentionally left a handful of scholarships open in case the Cougars found anything worth pursuing on the transfer market.

Leger-Walkers lead Washington State and inspire New Zealand – The Athletic
As Krystal and Charlisse Leger-Walker lead Washington State to prominence in the Pac-12, they also help the sport grow in New Zealand.

Former Michigan State CB Chris Jackson transferring to Washington State - mlive.com
Jackson started the first two games this year but wasn't with the team at the end of the season.