Ex-MSU lineman Lukusa to play football at Arizona

The Detroit News

Thiyo Lukusa, the Michigan State offensive tackle who quit football, has changed his mind.

He’s returning to football, just not at MSU.

Lukusa posted a picture of himself on Instagram standing in front of the scoreboard at the University of Arizona. With it came the message: “Plans changed, I’ve changed, schools changed, but change isn’t a bad thing.”

Arizona is led by former Michigan head football coach Rich Rodriguez.

Lukusa, who appeared in eight games last season as a freshman, left the MSU program in January, reportedly saying: “I really haven’t been in love with football since I was in high school.”

Lukusa, a 6-foot-5, 330-pounder who is originally from Traverse City, posted on Twitter: “In January, multiple people I care about told me I was making a mistake. Leaving was a dumb choice and staying away longer just because I don’t want to contradict past statements would be another dumb choice. I love MSU and will watch them every time I get the chance but I’m a wildcat now and for the duration. If you don’t like that, to be honest, I don’t give a damn.”