The Mississippi State Bulldogs are looking to possibly compete in the SEC going into the 2016 season, but they just lost a piece of their defense. It was reported that senior cornerback Deontay Evans will transfer for his final season of eligibility.
Per MSU, safety Deontay Evans will transfer.
— Michael Bonner (@michaelbbonner) July 11, 2016
Evans redshirted during his freshman season in 2012 and then played a total of 39 games going into the 2016 season. Despite that experience, he hasn’t been in the starting role and likely wouldn’t be going into the season.
During his career, he recorded a total of 86 tackles with 33 during the 2015 season. He also had five pass deflections and one forced fumble.
Because he has already earned his degree, Deontay Evans will be able to stay at the FBS level and play immediately this year. He was a three-star member of the Bulldogs’ 2012 recruiting class.