Canadian player to transfer MSU, according to reports
The newest member of the MSU football team’s recruiting class will be coming from outside the country, a transfer from just north of the border.
Multiple reports have University of Toronto defensive tackle James Bodanis transferring to MSU next season, bringing the Spartans’ 2013 recruiting class to 18 total players.
As part of NCAA transfer guidelines, Bodanis will be required to sit out next season, and then will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
The Spartans already have one Canadian on the roster in redshirt freshman cornerback Arjen Colquhoun, a Windsor, Ontario native.
Bodanis features the type of height the MSU coaching staff has sought for its defensive linemen in recent years, standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 300 pounds.
After totalling 18 tackles, four sacks and two fumble recoveries in eight games last season, Bodanis drew interest from Oklahoma, Miami (Fla.), Florida, Nebraska and Purdue, as well as a scholarship offer from N.C. State, according to Rivals.com, before ultimately settling on the offer from the Spartans