Michigan State CB Antoine Booth transfers to James Madison


MSU cornerback Antoine Booth during 2021 fall practice/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING, Mich— Michigan State cornerback Antoine Booth has transferred to James Madison. He originally entered the portal on April 19.

Booth’s father, a two-time All-American, is a member of the James Madison Athletics Hall of Fame. The younger Booth didn’t appear in a game for the Spartans as a freshman.

Booth, a 2021 three-star cornerback, initially committed to MSU on April 20, 2020 over the likes of Maryland, Rutgers, West Virginia, Buffalo, Ohio and Temple. 247Sports rated Booth as the N0. 30 overall prospect in Maryland and the No. 102 overall cornerback recruit in the country.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback will have four years of eligibility remaining. He was facing an uphill for consistent playing time with the return of 2022 starting cornerbacks Ronald Williams, Charles Brantley, Marqui Lowery Jr. and Chester Kimbrough. The Spartans also added former Georgia starting cornerback Ameer Speed via the transfer portal and 2022 three-star corners Caleb Coley and Ade Willie.

Booth is the fifth former MSU 2021 commit to enter the transfer portal, after defensive lineman Tyson Watson, defensive end Alex Okelo, tight end Kameron Allen and safety Michael Gravely Jr. Watson (UMass) and Allen (SMU) have since found new homes.