Mississippi State football adds much-needed 3-star transfer portal CB to secondary

The Bulldogs needed some help in the secondary and so Jeff Lebby was able to get Traveon Wright to join the Mississippi State football team after leaving Memphis through the transfer portal.
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Jeff Lebby's success in the transfer portal continues as the head coach of the Mississippi State football team went out and added depth, talent, and experience to the secondary thanks to the transfer portal addition of cornerback Traveon Wright.

Wright wound up joining the Bulldogs after leaving the Memphis Tigers and will be a redshirt freshman looking to compete for immediate playing time when he officially arrives in Starkville to play for Lebby.

Originally from Perry, Georgia, Wright played on both sides of the ball in high school, lining up at conernback and wide receiver. He was able to make an impact all over the field and could conceivably bring a much-needed spark to the Mississippi State football team whenever he gets to see the field on either side of the ball.

Wright is now a 3-star cornerback commit and he's familiar with Matt Barnes, who is now co-defensive coordinator for the MSU Bulldogs and was previously with the Memphis Tigers. The move to Starkville for both of them to be a part of Lebby's new regime could give both Wright and Barnes opportunities to thrive in the SEC.

Mississippi State football gets much-needed defensive back as Tre Wright transfers to Bulldogs from Memphis Tigers

Lebby and the Bulldogs are being forced to completely revamp a defense that struggled a season ago and that's particularly true in the secondary. Because the Bulldogs also struggled to generate a pass rush, things were considerably bad when MSU faced dynamic passing attacks.

Wright's athleticism could help change that going forward for the Mississippi State football team. As such, Mississippi State fans should be more than excited to see him have a chance to make an impact with the Bulldogs.

Wright's got plenty of eligibility left for his career. While many transfer portal players end up bouncing around at the end of their eligibility, there's a lot of time that Wright has left ahead of him. Here's to hoping that he'll be able to grow and fluorish in the new defense that is being brought to Starkville.