East Lansing, MI – Matt Dotson is coming back next year.
The MSU senior tight end will return for the 2021 season, head coach Mel Tucker announced Wednesday afternoon.
Even though Dotson has already played four seasons at Michigan State, the NCAA granted all fall sport athletes an additional year of eligibility due to the pandemic.
He is the fifth student-athlete who plans on taking advantage of the extra season, including Matt Allen (C), Jacub Panasiuk (DE), Matt Coghlin (K), and Drew Beesley (DE).
On Wednesday, Tucker confirmed that Coghlin, Panasiuk, and Beesley would be back this fall after all three hinted at their plans through social media.
However, the future isn’t clear for other seniors. Tucker didn’t give definitive answers when asked about AJ Arcuri (LT), Jordan Reid (RT), Tre Person (S), Luke Campbell (T/G), and Laress Nelson (WR).
“We’re going to see what’s going to happen with Luke,” Tucker said. “I’d love to have him back. Dotson is back with us. For sure, those guys.”
Later, when the question arose again, the 25th head football coach in school history said, “Some of those guys will be back; some of them won’t be.”
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