EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Just because a player puts his or her name into the transfer portal it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re leaving their respective university.

It also does not denote there is a culture problem, or a staff problem.

This is the new ‘era’ of college football where players have the right to choose what they feel is the best decision for them and the only way another coach can legally contact a player is if they’re in the portal.

Not even 48 hours after testing the waters MSU starting cornerback Charles Brantley made a point to withdraw his name Tuesday morning.

6 Sports Director Audrey Dahlgren confirmed the news with an MSU spokesperson and shortly after Brantley put this message on Twitter.

As for the status of two-year starting quarterback Payton Thorne and standout wide receiver Keon Coleman it is still unknown if they will stay in East Lansing or move on, but just like Brantley, all three have been in active communication with Michigan State’s coaching staff and Mel Tucker.

Coleman even took the time to meet with Tucker, on Monday, in his office at the football building. What the two discussed was undisclosed, but for these players to stay in active communication with the coaching staff it is a promising sign for Spartan fans.

Coleman came to MSU in 2021 as one of the first big recruits in the Tucker era. He was a four-star recruit out of Opelousas, Louisiana and planned to play both football at basketball at Michigan State.

As a true freshman in 2021, Coleman played in ten games and had seven catches for 50 yards and one touchdown.

Then he had his ‘breakout’ season in 2022.

Coleman led Michigan State in receptions (58), receiving yards (798) and touchdown grabs (7), which earned him a third-team All-Big Ten selection.

With Jayden Reed off to the NFL and Coleman putting his entire focus on football, it appeared he was in store for a big junior season. 

Sunday, April 30, was the final day of the spring college football transfer portal window, which opened on Saturday, April 15. Stay with 6 Sports as this story develops.