MSU's Couch decides to transfer

Jamal Couch

Staff Writer

Jamal Couch has decided to play the remainder of his football career elsewhere.

The Mississippi State junior wide receiver will transfer out of the MSU program a school official confirmed on Thursday. 247Sports first reported Couch’s plans to transfer.

Couch becomes the second wide receiver returning from the 2017 squad to transfer away from the Bulldogs, joining Reggie Todd. Todd left after the spring semester and is now at Hinds Community College.

Couch did not play in either of Mississippi State’s first two games this season against Stephen F. Austin and Kansas State. He was listed as a backup receiver to Stephen Guidry at the X position on the MSU depth chart as recently as earlier this week, however Couch never saw action under new Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead.

This followed freshman and sophomore seasons at MSU where Couch did play a role in State’s offensive attack. In his true freshman campaign back in 2016, Couch played in 11 games. He caught eight passes for 113 yards – an average of 14.1 yards per catch.

Couch followed that up his sophomore season by playing in all 13 games, including getting his first collegiate start. In 2017, Couch finished with 10 catches for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

Though it looked as though Couch might be set for bigger and better things this season because of Moorhead’s reputation to take shots deep down the field, Couch hasn’t been involved, even as 13 different players have caught passes for State.

Couch will now look to contribute elsewhere, though his transfer destination isn’t currently known.