Former Spartans Julian Barnett and Devontae Dobbs tranfer to Memphis


MSU WR/CB Julian Barnett makes a catch against Michigan CB Ambry Thomas/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Football Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING—  Julian Barnett and Devontae Dobbs, two former Michigan State football players who entered the transfer portal, have found a new home.

Both players announced Monday that they would be transferring to Memphis.  

Dobbs and Barnett were the two highest-rated recruits in the 2019 recruiting class for the Spartans. They both were four-star recruits who played at Belleville High School (Belleville, Mich.).  Dobbs was rated by 247Sports as the No. 2 overall player in Michigan, while Barnett came in at No. 3. 

Barnett had 13 catches for 182 yards last season in addition to three kick returns for 36 yards. He was moved from receiver to cornerback in the offseason. 

Dobbs played in four games a year ago, including a start against Rutgers. This season, he struggled with injuries and didn’t appear in a game.

The Spartans currently have seven players, including quarterback Rocky Lombardi, still in the transfer portal.