Mississippi State DB Deontay Evans opts to transfer

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/215349/" data-ylk="slk:Deontay Evans">Deontay Evans</a> (17) appeared in 39 games for Mississippi State over the past three seasons. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Deontay Evans (17) appeared in 39 games for Mississippi State over the past three seasons. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

 

An experienced member of Mississippi State’s defense has decided to leave the program.

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According to multiple reports, the program announced Monday that Deontay Evans, a fifth-year senior defensive back, is no longer on the roster and intends to transfer.



After redshirting in 2012, Evans appeared in a combined 39 games for the Bulldogs over the past three seasons. Despite that level of experience, Evans was unlikely to crack MSU’s starting lineup. In those three seasons, Evans combined for 86 tackles (including 33 in 2015), five passes defended and one forced fumble.

If Evans has already earned his degree from MSU, he will be able to transfer to another FBS program and compete immediately in the upcoming season.

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Safety is a position of depth for the Bulldogs with some combination of Kivon Coman, Brandon Bryant, Mark McLaurin and Jamal Peters making up the two-deep at each spot.

Coming off a 9-4 record in 2015, the Bulldogs open up their 2016 slate at home against South Alabama on Sept. 3.

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