Mississippi State wide receiver Malik Heath tweeted Tuesday he plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal, forgoing a chance at a final season spent in Starkville.
Heath went through senior day ceremonies with the Bulldogs before the Nov. 25 Egg Bowl but is not done with college football just yet, he said.
“To the coaches, thank (you) for giving me an opportunity to play in the SEC but I think I should enter the transfer portal and play my last year somewhere else,” part of Heath’s message read.
Heath was injured in a car accident on Highway 25 in Starkville on Dec. 2, suffering serious injuries that required him to be airlifted to Memphis for treatment. He did not play in the Dec. 28 Liberty Bowl.
The Jackson native, a product of Callaway High School, finished the 2021 season with 34 catches for 442 yards and five touchdowns. He had 307 yards and three touchdowns in 2020, his first season with the Bulldogs after coming in from Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
His departure comes the same day as Mississippi State confirmed the addition of Northwestern transfer wideout Jordan Mosley, who committed to MSU on Jan. 11.
Additionally, one-time Washington State transfer Jamire Calvin tweeted Monday night he would return to MSU for his final season of eligibility in 2022.
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.