This is a lost opportunity for both young men. I have been asked several times if I believe that either of the young men will return to MSU and my answer is simple: No!
The loss of both young men hurts the Spartan depth on the DL where the Spartans lost three starting defensive lineman from last year’s team. Evans showed flashes of NFL talent in games and Sweat showed brief flashes in practice. While disappointing the loss of both players is not a shock.
Here is the statement that MSU sent out late last night:
Michigan State sophomore defensive lineman Craig Evans and sophomore defensive end Montez Sweat have left the football team for personal reasons, effective immediately, according to an announcement made Monday, April 18 by head coach Mark Dantonio.