On Saturday night, Michigan State S Kenney Lyke told ESPN he plans on transferring from the program, which would make him the second player in as many days to announce he was leaving the Spartans.
Lyke said he plans on transferring to Mississippi Delta Community College for this coming season with hopes of landing at an SEC school in the future — “very high on Ole Miss,” Lyke told ESPN’s Dan Murphy. The sophomore also told Murphy he is leaving the team because he came up one credit short of his required course load this spring.
On Friday, redshirt sophomore CB Kaleel Gaines announced his plans of leaving Michigan State and playing next season at a community college.
According to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press, eight underclassmen have now left the Spartans’ program since last season, which Michigan State finished 3-9.
Kenney Lyke leaving MSU, confirms ESPN report. That makes 8 underclassmen from last year's team to leave (5 transfers, 2 NFL, 1 dismissed).
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) June 4, 2017
Lyke recorded 1 tackle in 3 games last season, while Gaines did not record a statistic.