Michigan State Football: Taylor Calero Leaves Program

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 09: Chris Rucker #29 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate with his teammates after intercepting Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines during the fourth quarter of the game on October 9, 2010 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Spartans defeated the Michigan Wolverines 34-17 (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sophomore fullback Taylor Calero has left Michigan State's program but will reportedly remain enrolled in school.

A standout defensive end recruit from Southfield Christian, Michigan State sophomore fullback Taylor Calero made the decision to leave the program on Tuesday, a mere three days before his team's scheduled opener against Boise State.

The 6'3", 248-pound Calero came to East Lansing as a defensive edge rusher with 4.6 speed and a 34-inch vertical jump, but did not figure to see significant playing time as a defensive lineman and switched over to fullback this spring. And while it would seem likely that an outstanding athlete like Calero could work his way onto the field at a smaller school, the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode is reporting that the third-year back will remain enrolled in classes:

It is hard to ignore the likelihood that Calero's position change factored heavily into his decision, but it's odd that his announcement would come so close to the start of the season. The Spartans won't lose any sleep over not having him on their roster going forward, but it will be interesting to see if he catches on at a smaller local school.

Be sure to visit The Only Colors for more Michigan State football news, and head over to SB Nation's NCAA football hub for more coverage from around the country.

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