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Michigan State Lands LSU Cornerback Transfer!

Michigan State has secured a significant addition to their secondary with the transfer of LSU sophomore cornerback Jeremiah Hughes. This marks the second defensive back transfer to join the Spartans in the same day, following former Central Florida starting safety Nikai Martinez’s commitment.

Hughes, standing 6-foot-0 and weighing 193 pounds, announced his transfer to the Spartans via social media on Friday. A former three-star recruit from the nationally renowned Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Hughes recorded six tackles while appearing in all 13 games as a true freshman for the Tigers last season. According to Pro Football Focus, he logged 39 snaps on defense and 179 on special teams.

After participating in spring practice with LSU, Hughes entered the transfer portal last month. He took visits to UCLA and Colorado before ultimately committing to Michigan State, where he will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Under first-year head coach Jonathan Smith, Michigan State is actively revamping its defensive backfield. Hughes is the fourth transfer addition to the secondary this spring and the 11th overall. Along with Hughes and Martinez, the Spartans have also added North Carolina’s Lejond Cavazos and Arizona State’s Ed Woods.

The Spartans have experienced significant turnover, losing 17 scholarship players to the portal this spring, including six defensive backs, with starting safety Jaden Mangham among the most notable departures. Last season, Dillon Tatum and true freshman Chance Rucker were the primary cornerbacks, while Mangham and sophomore Malik Spencer held the safety positions. This spring, Tatum worked at safety and Spencer at nickelback, with Angelo Grose, who has starting experience at both positions, and veteran cornerback Charles Brantley among those returning.

Michigan State’s efforts to rebuild and strengthen their secondary are evident as they prepare for the upcoming season. Hughes’ addition represents a key component of that strategy, providing the Spartans with a talented and experienced player to bolster their defense.

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