4 days ago

Nealy never visited East Lansing, which should be less of a surprise than him making his commitment without one. The NCAA and conferences placed recruiting barriers to prevent on-campus and in-person visits from coaches during the coronavirus pandemic. All 129 Football Bowl Subdivision schools are under those constraints.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 days ago

Wil and Matt chat about Gabe Nealy decommitting from MSU and then talk to MSU football’s Creative Director Derek Marckel about the awesome work he and his team have been doing.

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5 days ago

Gabe Nealy, who committed to Michigan State sight unseen on April 12, has decommitted. Nealy, a three-star cornerback from Miami, Florida, made the announcement Monday night on Twitter.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

The spring is a crucial time in college football recruiting. It provides an opportunity for programs to bring prospects to campus and for coaches to hit the road and evaluate players. That didn’t happen as planned this year. The coronavirus pandemic resulted in the NCAA on March 13 issuing a ban on in-person recruiting and the dead period now lasts through at least June 30.

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1 week ago

Some of the early recruiting storylines in Mel Tucker’s tenure at Michigan State are the size the Spartans are recruiting at every position and their willingness to get into new areas the program has not traditionally recruited. Both of those philosophies can be summed up in one recruit: Arnaudville (La.) Beau Chene offensive lineman Devon Manuel. Manuel is a mountain of a recruit. He has offers from schools down south, but not from in-state LSU yet. The Spartans came in with an offer this month.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Foster could be playing Division I basketball next season if he wanted to. He had two D-1 offers, from Akron and Eastern Kentucky. But he was aiming a little bit higher on the college basketball food chain. Instead, there will be an intramural basketball team at MSU that might land the player of its dreams.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

“I figured with all of this virus stuff going on, visits won’t even get set up, and people will start committing even sooner,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s a business decision. I felt like Michigan State gave me the best chance to impact early, just with the circumstances on their roster. That had a major impact on it.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

When MSU offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic came calling, Wigenton listened. He spoke at length with Kapilovic and coach Mel Tucker, followed by a virtual recruiting visit on FaceTime. He cut his list of schools to MSU, Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Maryland, then committed to the Spartans.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Everyone has their own path. When you are from Flint, you make sure to build your own. Flint Powers head football coach Jerry Todd knows this sentiment better than anyone. “There is more than one road that’s gonna lead you to your goal,” Todd said, as he talked about 2021 MSU football commit and offensive lineman Logan Murray. Todd is a former walk-on who worked his way onto the team at MSU back in the 1980s.

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2 weeks ago

It’s no secret Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker aims to recruit all areas of the country. In three months on the job, he has convinced players in six states and one player in Australia to join his 2021 recruiting class. He’s also in recruiting battles throughout Louisiana, Arizona, California and North Carolina.
Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Securing 12 commitments from six states and Australia, and doing so while being limited by the coronavirus pandemic, Tucker has revealed his plan to reinvigorate Spartansrecruiting. “Expected them to have some success, expected them to get in on some battles and have kids consider Michigan State,” said Allen Trieu, who covers Midwest recruiting for 247Sports. “I did not expect, with not being able to get guys on campus, that they’d have double-digit commits at this point.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker and safety Michael Gravely Jr. share a connection that encompasses more than a new head coach and a key piece of his team’s future. What binds them immeasurably is they were both born in Cleveland, albeit roughly 30 years apart.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Logan Murray is a two-star prospect that had scholarship offers from Syracuse, Liberty, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, and a number of FCS schools. He chose MSU over those offers and a walk-on offer at the University of Michigan. Murray is ranked by 247 as the 93rd-best guard in the class of 2021 and the 68th-best player in the state of Michigan.

Source: Spartans Wire

3 weeks ago

Michigan State has headed back to Australia to find a punter. Mark Vassett, a 23-year-old punter from Melbourne, Australia, announced on Friday he was committing to become part of Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Mel Tucker has scored his first commitment from his home state of Ohio. Three-star safety Michael Gravely Jr. of Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville announced his commitment to the Spartans on Thursday. He is the 11th commitment in Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 weeks ago

Anytime a new coach takes over a program, that first recruiting class tends to be fairly underwhelming. Add in the fact that Michigan State’s Mel Tucker got a later start than most – he was hired on Feb. 12 to replace Mark Dantonio, who retired after 13 seasons leading the Spartans – and it would be fair to say he and his staff would be playing catch-up in building their 2021 class.

Source: Detroit News

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3 weeks ago

Michigan State’s recent commitment from tight end Kameron Allen out of North Forney (Texas) is a sign the Green and White will have staying power in recruiting the Lone Star State. The Spartans signed safety Darius Snow and running back Donovan Eaglin out of Texas in the 2020 class, but there were family connections with Snow, and Eaglin was recruited by Terrence Samuel, who is no longer on the staff.

Source: Detroit News

4 weeks ago

Hampton Fay remembers pressing his face to the fence and using his hands like claws to hold on for dear life. Nothing throughout his childhood was going to separate him from watching Aledo High School football on autumn Friday nights. Growing up in Texas, high school football serves as the measurement of success. Starting on the varsity team equates to becoming royalty; youth players like Fay yearn to join them.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 weeks ago

Recruiting has had an unusual set of circumstances for newly-hired Michigan State Spartans head coach, Mel Tucker, and his entire staff. Of course, Tucker didn’t take over until Feb. 12, which already put him behind schedule, then of course, the whole COVID-19 situation shut down campus, making it impossible for recruits to visit and check out the atmosphere and facilities.

Source: The Only Colors

4 weeks ago

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