If you had New Mexico State as the next school to see a player hit the portal, collect your winnings on the way out the door. And make sure you shut it all the way as the cats will get out.
Via the always-reliable 247Sports.com, Anthony Muse is set to leave New Mexico State as he has entered his name into the ever-growing NCAA transfer database. As of yet, the New Mexico State football program has not commented on the wide receiver’s status.
Now, for what’s seemingly becoming a daily disclaimer when it comes to transfers.
As we’ve stated myriad times in the past, a player can remove his name from the portal and remain at the same school. At this point, though, other programs are permitted to contact a player without receiving permission from his current football program.
NCAA bylaws also permit schools to pull a portal entrant’s scholarship at the end of the semester in which he entered it.
Muse was actually a 2015 signee. Based on the fact that he’s in the portal, he apparently has received a sixth season of eligibility from the NCAA.
That 2015 season, Muse took a redshirt. The next three years, the California native played in 35 games. He started five of those contests.
During the 2016-18 seasons, Muse totaled 759 yards and four touchdowns on 72 receptions. His statline of 39-449-2 in 2017 was a career-high. He was fourth on the Aggies in all three of those statistical categories.
This past season, however, Muse didn’t record any statistics.
Muse is actually the second New Mexico State football player to hit the portal in less than two months. In early March, Josh Adkins entered the database. A month later, the two-year starting quarterback transferred to UTEP.
New Mexico State just completed its second season as a football independent. In that span, the Aggies have gone 5-19.