MSU RB Madre London announces transfer

Following senior starting running back LJ Scott’s decision to return for his senior year, fellow senior Madre London has requested his release from the program on Friday. London found himself on campus at the same time as both Scott and the graduated Gerald Holmes, and was often the third choice out of the backfield over the last three years.

London ran for 304 yards on 80 carries in 2017, scoring three touchdowns on the ground. His highlight of the year came in Ann Arbor, as he scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on a 16-yard screen pass in the second quarter.

London’s best statistical year came in his freshman year in 2015, where he ran for 500 yards and three touchdowns, but as he found carries limited, London’s transfer put to rest one of the biggest questions that had faced the Spartan offense heading into the spring.

Following transfers from quarterback Messiah deWeaver and wideouts Hunter Rison and Trishton Jackson, London makes the fifth Spartan to leave the program this offseason. London’s status as a graduate transfer will make him eligible to play in 2018.