The redshirt junior has made his decision on where he will continue his college career. With two years of remaining eligibility Shavers has decided to transfer to Mississippi State. The 6′ 6, 205-pound Shavers was a 4-star recruit in 2017, per 247Sports. He served time as a back up during his career at Alabama, but this is not a case of poor talent. The climb up the depth chart was very difficult considering Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III where older players with lots of talent. Both guys leave as first-round picks of the NFL draft this year. However, with their departure many expected Shavers to compete for a bigger role in the offense. His enter into the transfer portal clearly put an end to that.
Shaver’s will now get a chance to be a big-time contributor in Mike Leach’s, much anticipated, air raid offense. He provides a big frame down the field and in the middle of the field. He also joins plenty of talented offensive players such as Kylin Hill, K.J Costello, and Osirus Mitchell. Mississippi State has clearly emphasized the receiver room going into 2020. The highly recruited talent will get a chance to shine in an offense where his skill set will be a focal point. Costello put up big numbers at Stanford and now will get a chance to run an offense with talent like Tyrell Shavers.
Ultimately, Tyrell Shavers clearly felt that he needed to showcase his ability better to the nation, and he was not able to do that at Alabama under Nick Saban. However, Mike Leach’s offense is perfect for a player like Shaver’s who has the skill set to succeed in a pass-heavy offense. Overall, a few days removed from losing Jarrian Jones to FSU Starkville finds itself welcoming a new star from Alabama.
How do you think Shavers will perform for Mississippi State? Will he get a chance to be the star he has the potential to be?
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