MSU linebacker Devin Hightower enters the transfer portal


MSU head coach Mel Tucker holds a practice script/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING— Michigan State redshirt freshman linebacker Devin Hightower has entered the transfer portal.

Hightower, the 26th overall player to enter the portal, appeared in the Spartans’ 52-10 loss to No. 3 Ohio State on Dec. 5, his only career appearance. He originally committed to MSU on June 23, 2019.

Hightower played for Archbishop Hoban High School (Akron, Ohio), the same high school as 2020 safety commit A.J. Kirk and was rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.  The site ranked him as the No. 20 overall recruit in Ohio and the No. 46 overall outside linebacker prospect within the 2020 recruiting class.

Before committing to MSU, Hightower held offers from Pittsburgh, Akron, Ball State and Bowling Green. He is currently the seventh Spartan still in the transfer portal, along with quarterback Theo Day, wide receiver Javez Alexander, running back Andre Welch, long snapper Bryce Eimer, defensive tackle Chris Mayfield and defensive end Jasiyah Robinson.

The Spartans have been active in the portal as of late with the addition of former Alabama cornerback Ronald Williams and former Tennessee linebacker Quavaris Crouch. All in all, MSU has added 18 transfers, 15 of whom are on scholarship.