Earlier today Spartan Nation spoke via the phone with MSU DT Cassius Peat. You may remember that Peat was a highly touted DL recruit for the 15 class who transferred from Michigan State last year just prior to the 2016 season. Peat red shirted in 2015. MSU recruited him to return and he agreed to do so earlier this year. YOU CAN READ THAT HERE.
Today Peat informed Spartan Nation, “It is an unfortunate situation. I am not in trouble, my grades are good and I was admitted by compliance and supposed to start Monday at Michigan State. I was supposed to arrive today. Coach Dantonio called me on Wednesday and didn’t give a reason, but told me I couldn’t come. The conversation was really brief. Morally I don’t understand. They didn’t give me a reason. I guess it’s a business. A week before they were all excited about my return and then this.”
The Spartans DL is depleted for numbers. This development is stunning to say the least. The Spartans have already lost Malik McDowell to the NFL, Demetrious Cooper has had off field legal issues and Dantonio has not yet addressed his status with the team. They also have lost Josh King and Auston Robertson who have been kicked off the team.
Peat went on, “I have nothing but best wishes for the program and Coach Dantonio. I know the program is having trouble. They are in real turmoil. I just wish they had given me a heads up or more of a notice. I will play college football this year (he has interest from multiple Power Five schools including the Big Ten). I have a lot of programs that want me, but it is unfortunate. I was blindsided by it.”
Peat attended Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. That is where Peat played football in 2016. Spartan Nation reached out to the MSU football spokesperson for comment, but did not get an immediate response.
*****UPDATE Sunday June 11, 2017 10"05 AM*****
Very IMPORTANT to remember that there are 2 sides to every story. Still digging on Cassius Peat story from MSU perspective. Need to get that. As of now no response from Michigan State to any media outlet, but still trying.