4 days ago

Anyone who lines up across from Detroit Loyola’s Derrick Harmon is probably thinking the same thing head coach Kevin Rogers did when he first met his star lineman. “This guy’s huge! He’s extremely huge, extremely huge,” Rogers said, in an all-caps sort of way.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Back in June, we covered Michigan State Basketball and Tom Izzo’s interest in dual-sport athlete Trejuan Holloman. Around this time last year, he was offered by MSU to join the basketball team. Now, Holloman has also received an offer to play for MSU football. Holloman announced the offer in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

Source: Spartans Wire

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2 weeks ago

Mel Tucker, an Ohio-born defensive back, has gone back to his home state to add secondary help in Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class. Three-star safety AJ Kirk has committed to the Spartans, he announced Tuesday on social media. The Dublin Coffman (Ohio) senior is the 16th commitment in MSU’s 2021 recruiting class.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

4-star MSU target Rayshaun Benny, along with his high school teammate & current MSU commit Davion Primm, sit down with Justin Thind and Corey Robinson of SpartanMag.com. Benny is on the verge of announcing his college commitment and he breaks down his recruitment on the podcast.

3 weeks ago

Watson said he immediately connected with Tucker, a former grad assistant under Nick Saban at MSU, hired from Colorado in February. “He’s a really good guy, he’s really nice, he cares about his players,” Watson said. “He wants to win. Once they offered me, I committed two days after I talked to them. After I got off the phone, I just knew that’s where I wanted to be. He was really honest and I liked everything about what he said. I really wanted to go and talk with him before I made my decision.”
Source: Detroit Free Press

4 weeks ago

Justin & Corey talk to MSU OL target Ru’Quan Buckley about his recruitment and his off-the-field interests. Plus, they go into detail about other recruiting efforts that the Michigan State staff is making, including Antonio Gates Jr, Rayshaun Benny, and other 2022 in-state targets.

2 months ago

From high school teammates to Michigan State football teammates. Audric Estime, from Montvale, New Jersey, announced Sunday that he is committing to the Spartans’ 2021 class. That means the running back will continue to follow St. Joseph Regional High offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark, who committed to MSU on Aug. 22.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

It might have taken longer than some expected, but Michigan State got its man. Three-star safety Jah’Von Grigsby from Scotlandville High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced on Friday his commitment to Michigan State.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Dearborn Fordson junior Antonio Gates Jr. has set a commitment date of Oct. 10 and if the predictions from recruiting analysts hold true, that will be a good day for Michigan State. As of now, the Spartans are the perceived favorite for Gates Jr., a 6-foot-3, 185-pound wide receiver rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Michigan State landed its top-rated recruit to date of the 2021 class on Saturday when four-star offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark announced he was committing to the Spartans. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound tackle from Montvale, N.J., is ranked the No. 160 player in the nation by Rivals.com and chose Michigan State over the likes of Rutgers, Arizona State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Nebraska after developing a solid relationship with offensive line coach Chris Kapilovik.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Nashville Pearl-Cohn head coach Tony Brunetti has known Alex Okelo for a long time but has only gotten to coach him for a short period of time. Okelo, a 6-foot-6, 217-pound defensive end, recently gave a verbal commitment to Michigan State over offers from 11 other schools. Those offers came after he played his first season of high school football as a junior.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

At the moment, Tucker’s 2021 class is ranked 13th out of 14 teams in the Big Ten and 68th nationally in the 247Sports rankings. And when you take a look at MSU’s uncommitted recruiting targets, that doesn’t seem too likely to go up much, with most of the prime candidates in the 3-star range.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 months ago

In Okelo the Spartans have found an under-the-radar talent with huge upside. He’s the type of player Mark Dantonio made his hay on at MSU. He’s the type of player a new coach who is looking to start building momentum on the recruiting trail–like Tucker at MSU–needs to find and develop.

Source: Spartans Wire

2 months ago

Mel Tucker is dipping into the Volunteer state in his quest to build his 2021 recruiting class. Three-star defensive end prospect Alex Okelo out of Pearl-Cohn in Nashville has committed to Michigan State.

Source: Spartans Wire

3 months ago

It has been nearly four months since Kevin Wigenton committed to Michigan State. And the 2021 three-star offensive lineman from The Hun School in Princeton, N.J. is finally going to get a look at his future by visiting campus for the first time this weekend.

Source: mlive.com

3 months ago

Last Saturday’s Top 175 camp at Evolution Sportsplex in Auburn Hills was invitation only and featured two of Michigan State’s in-state commits, Detroit Loyola defensive tackle Derrick Harmon and Oak Park running back Davion Primm. Both have physically grown and both were among the top performers at the event, according to founder Reggie Wynns.

Source: Detroit News

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3 months ago

Michigan State offered a scholarship to Venice (Fla.) cornerback prospect Steffan Johnson earlier this month, and multiple connections to the program might help the Spartans’ attempt to turn him from a prior verbal commitment to Rutgers. Johnson gave the Scarlet Knights his pledge in May, but Michigan State holds a commitment from his teammate Charles Brantley, and Johnson has two family members who played football at MSU.

Source: Detroit News

4 months ago

Michigan State moved quickly on Jake Renda with an offer in the spring, and the quarterback-turned-tight end developed a strong bond with the coaching staff and ended his recruitment Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Renda committed to the Spartans less than two weeks after being offered.

Source: 247Sports

4 months ago

Gates, who is now 6-1 and 176 pounds with 4.55 speed, has already received offers from multiple Power Five teams, including Michigan State, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Nebraska. “I’ve been talking to Coach Levy a lot about Michigan State and how I would fit in,” said Gates of new MSU player personnel director Sean Levy.

Source: Detroit News

4 months ago

Courtney Hawkins, the former MSU standout wide receiver from 1988 through 1991, takes over as newly-hired wide receivers coach. MSU is yet to land a player at the wide receiver position in the 2021 class, but Hawkins and company have their eyes on a few prospects. There is both some recent good news and recent bad news in terms of recruiting wideouts.

Source: The Only Colors

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