MSU receiver Trishton Jackson says he's transferring

Wide receiver Trishton Jackson announced via Twitter he will transfer.
Wide receiver Trishton Jackson announced via Twitter he will transfer.
Dale G. Young, Detroit News

East Lansing — For the second time this week, Michigan State is losing a young wide receiver.

Sophomore Trishton Jackson announced on Twitter Friday that he intends to transfer, just days after freshman Hunter Rison made the same decision.

“After much thought and consideration, I have decided to transfer from Michigan State University,” Jackson posted. “I want to thank my coaches for the opportunity. I have had a great experience here and want to thank my teammates for the memories. I also want to thank Spartan Nation for all of your support and I will forever be a Spartan Dawg.”

The former standout at West Bloomfield entered the 2017 season primed for a breakout year as the Spartans were thin on experience and Jackson was coming off a spring game where he had eight catches for 168 yards.

However, despite starting the first four games of the season, Jackson never produced on a consistent basis and finished the season with 12 catches for 143 yards. His drop late in the first half against Michigan was critical and soon after freshman Cody White put a stranglehold on the position as Jackson had just three catches over the final eight games.

Jackson, who had five grabs for 89 yards and a touchdown as a freshman in 2016, did not give any indication of where he was intending to transfer.

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