Spartans' Donald Spencer granted release

Michigan State receiver Donald Spencer has been granted his release from the team.

Spencer posted on his Twitter page that he'll be transferring to FCS Indiana State. He'll be eligible to play right away for the Sycamores, who open their season Sept. 3 at Penn State.

A heralded high school recruit, Spencer played mostly on special teams as a freshman in 2010 and had two receptions. He's the third Michigan State player to leave the team this month, joining receiver Fred Smith and incoming safety recruit Onaje Miller.

Michigan State's depth at receiver could have contributed to the departures of both Spencer and Smith, who came to East Lansing with plenty of hype but struggled to move up the depth chart.