Another senior from the state of Michigan will take advantage of the free COVID eligibility year and return for the 2022 season. Left tackle Jarrett Horst announced his intention to return to East Lansing next season on Friday.
Horst started eight games in left tackle for the Spartans in 2021, before missing the last four games of the regular season with injury. Despite a shortened season, Horst was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by media and coaches.
The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder from Middleton, Wisc. began his playing career at Ellsworth Community College in 2018. He then transferred to Arkansas State, where he was named third-team All-Sun Belt in left tackle in his second season. After playing seven games with the Red Wolves as a junior, Horst transferred to Michigan state last offseason.
If he remains in good health in 2022, Horst will provide stability at the most important position along the offensive line for the Spartans. The state of Michigan has had problems with consistency and depth on the offensive front for several years now.
Horst joined safety Xavier Henderson and cornerback Ronald Williams as seniors who opted to use their extra year of eligibility. Junior Redshirt wide receiver Jayden Reed has also announced plans to return to Michigan in 2022.