It looks like Michigan State is losing a veteran defensive back to the NFL.
247 Sports’ Sean Scherer reports starting safety Montae Nicholson will not be back for his senior season. He will instead declare for the upcoming NFL draft.
Nicholson made 86 total tackles this season to rank second on the team. Chris Frey led with 96.
Michigan State’s Montae Nicholson:
— Sean Andrew Scherer (@SeanScherer247) December 29, 2016
Earlier this month, Scherer reported that Spartans DL star Malik McDowell was also leaving early for the NFL.
Nicholson’s Spartans statistics:
- 2016: 86 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 INT
- 2015: 83 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 3 INT
- 2014: 31 tackles