Michigan State running back Austin Andrews will transfer

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Austin Andrews

East Lansing – Michigan State running back Austin Andrews announced on Friday he is transferring, just a week away from the Spartans’ season-opener.

The redshirt sophomore from Columbus, Ohio, came to Michigan State in 2016 as a three-star cornerback. After redshirting his first season, he played in only one game last season and was suspended for Michigan State’s Holiday Bowl victory over Washington State.

“After much thought and prayer about my future, I’ve decided to transfer from Michigan State University,” Andrews said in a post on Twitter. “I truly want to say thank you for all those who’ve been there for me and helped me get this far. East Lansing is such an amazing place with a lot of great people, coaching staff, teammates, faculty, and fans. I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life and goals. Ready to make the most of my opportunity!”

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Andrews was moved to running back in the spring, a position that is full of young players pushing for time behind senior LJ Scott, including sophomore Connor Heyward, redshirt freshman Weston Bridges and true freshmen La’Darius Jefferson and Elijah Collins.