Michigan State linebacker Ed Davis will apply for a sixth season of eligibility after missing all of 2015 due to a knee injury suffered in training camp.
Spartans coach Mark Dantonio made the announcement which was reported by Mike Wilson of 247 Sports.
Dantonio said Ed Davis intends to come back to Michigan State for a sixth year. Think he qualifies for it.
— Mike Wilson (@ByMikeWilson) November 24, 2015
Dantonio also stated that offensive lineman Brandon Clemons and defensive tackle Damon Knox would also apply for a sixth year, but having Davis back could end up helping the Spartans quite a bit if he does indeed receive a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. He has 80 tackles and 11.5 sacks since he suited up in East Lansing, and could be a tremendous help to Michigan State’s front seven if he is healthy enough to play a significant role.
But that all depends on what the NCAA has to say. Given how Davis missed all of this season due to injury, there is little reason why his application should be denied.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for updates on Davis’ status for next year!
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