MSU WR Javez Alexander enters the transfer portal


Michigan State wide receivers coach Courtney Hawkins/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Manit Patel, General Assignment Reporter

EAST LANSING— Coach Mel Tucker had his 15th player enter the transfer portal on Friday, as wide receiver Javez Alexander became the latest player to test the transfer waters in what has become a complete roster remake for Tucker.

Alexander, a redshirt sophomore, did not record a reception during his time at MSU. He joined Michigan State after playing for Sandusky High School in Ohio; he was ranked a three-star recruit by 247Sports.  The site also rated him as the No. 53 ranked prospect in Ohio and the No. 1396 player in the nation

Alexander started at quarterback for three years at Sandusky; as a senior, he accounted for over 2,300 yards of total offense and 30 touchdowns.  For his efforts, he received first-team all-state honors.

Alexander appeared in one career game for MSU, the Spartans’ 51-17 win over Western Michigan in 2019.

Alexander provided some size at receiver with his 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame, however that never translated to consistent playing time. He was also recruited by the likes of Air Force, Army, Bowling Green, and Eastern Kentucky, all four of which could be spots where Alexander may land.

He also was offered by Georgetown and Holy Cross out of high school.

The MSU receiving room has seen Alexander and Tre’Von Morgan each enter the transfer portal within the last week. Despite having a strong trio of players in Jalen Nailor, Jayden Reed and Ricky White, the depth behind those three is getting a bit thin.

11 players for the Spartans are currently in the portal; Devontae Dobbs and Julian Barnett both transferred to Memphis on Dec. 21, Marcel Lewis chose to continue his career at Central Michigan and Jeslord Boateng transferred to Akron.