Michigan State RB Donovan Eaglin enters the transfer portal


MSU head coach Mel Tucker supervises a 2022 spring practice session in March of 2022/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING, Mich— Michigan State redshirt sophomore running back Donovan Eaglin has entered the transfer portal.

He is the first player to enter the portal since the conclusion of the 2022 spring game on Saturday, April 16. Eaglin was a consistent special teams contributor for the Spartans this past season, appearing in all 13 games. He also ran for 33 yards on six carries in MSU’s 42-14 home victory over Youngstown State on Sept. 11.

MSU quarterback Noah Kim hands the ball off to running back Donovan Eaglin during a fall practice/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

A 2020 three-star recruit, the 5-foot-11, 235-pound Eaglin was rated as the No. 117 overall running back prospect and the No. 270 overall Texas prospect. A native of Manvel, Texas, he chose MSU on Jan. 29. 2020 over the likes of Eastern Illinois and Lamar. MSU was the only Power Five or Group of Five school to offer him.

He was also offered by Division II Harding University and Henderson State, and the NAIA level Langston Lions.

Eaglin redshirted during the fall 2020 season, didn’t appear in a game, and will have four years of eligibility remaining. He was facing an uphill battle for playing time with the additions of transfers Jalen Berger (Wisconsin) and Jared Broussard (Colorado), as well as the return of Jordon Simmons, Elijah Collins, Harold Joiner and Davion Primm.