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MSU received signed paperwork from three-star offensive lineman Geno VanDeMark Friday, officially making the St. Joseph’s Regional (New Jersey) standout a Spartan. The addition of VanDeMark, whose grandfather played football for MSU, gives the Spartans a new signee in each day of the early signing period.

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Mel Tucker is not done adding to Michigan State football’s 2021 class.The Spartans signed long snapper Hank Pepper on Thursday afternoon, a day before the early period closes. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Pepper, who is from Chandler, Arizona, previously was committed to former Michigan coach Brady Hoke at San Diego State.

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Mel Tucker promised to recruit like a maniac and explore every option for players. And he and his new Michigan State football staff have done that. The goal now is to keep the collection of talent they have assembled during abnormal circumstances from crumbling in the 11th hour. “We’ve had this before,” Tucker said Tuesday during his weekly news conference. “I’ve had this before, where I’m standing there at practice with a cell phone in my pocket. That’s just kind of how it is with this early signing period.”

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Michigan State completed an early signing period flip of linebacker Ma’a Gaoteote out of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, earning his commitment and receiving his national letter of intent on Wednesday. Gaoteote, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound four-star (per the 247Sports composite), had been committed to USC since February 2018. That was after the Trojans offered him in the fall of his junior year.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

MSUSpartans.com is your headquarters for official signing day coverage with live announcements, signee video highlights, bios, photos and more throughout the day.

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Mel Tucker promised to recruit like a maniac and explore every option for players. And he and his new Michigan Statefootball staff have don that. The goal now is to keep the collection of talent they have assembled during abnormal circumstances from crumbling in the 11th hour.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Hampton Fay is a 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback at All Saints’ Episcopal School in Fort Wort, Texas. He has committed to play football at Michigan State and is expected to sign with the Spartans on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. This is his story

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1 month ago

Following a 39-24 loss at Penn State last week, Mel Tucker spoke for 26 minutes during his postgame press conference. The first-year Michigan State coach was never once asked about recruiting but brought the subject up a couple times on his own. He said the staff needs to “recruit like maniacs.” The timing of the statement was no coincidence, with the early signing period from Wednesday through Friday for the 2021 recruiting class, followed by the traditional period in February.

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Mel Tucker has been beating his recruiting drum for the past month. He frankly stated the Spartans need more talent. He admitted he plans a roster overhaul. And he expressed the willingness to look anywhere for it, from high schools across the country to junior colleges and the transfer portal. But assembling Tucker’s first recruiting class with MSU has been challenging.

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2 months ago

Michigan State has reeled in a linebacker to add to its 2021 recruiting class. Florence (Ala.) High’s Carson Casteel has committed to the Spartans, he announced publicly Friday. Casteel had been committed to Troy since June 21. Casteel is commitment No. 19 for MSU’s first recruiting class under head coach Mel Tucker, and the first true linebacker.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Offensive lineman Gavin Broscious, a three-star prospect from Desert Edge High in Goodyear, Ariz., announced on Twitter that he was committing to Michigan State, becoming the second member of coach Mel Tucker’s 2022 recruiting class. “(Michigan State) showed me a home away from home like no other,” Broscious told Rivals.com site, ArizonaVarsity. “It’s been good with them. Every time we talked it was always something good. They just fit me.”

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

2021 MSU commit Kevin Wigenton joins Corey & Justin for an in-depth, 30+ min interview in which he discusses a wide array of topics. The NJ OL dives into his recruitment, what makes Coach Chris Kapilovic and Coach Mel Tucker different than other coaches, how much film he watches in his spare time, his conversation with Tom Izzo, the basketball super-class with Emoni Bates, and who he wants to see MSU add to its 2021 recruiting class.

2 months ago

We have eclipsed the first Friday in November, in what may be the wildest year high school football has ever seen. Some of Michigan State’s commits are still in their regular season, while others are competing in their state playoffs.

Source: Spartans Wire

2 months ago

The first three games of coach Mel Tucker’s tenure at Michigan State (1-2) have swung wildly and No. 10 Indiana (3-0) is coming to East Lansing on Saturday (noon, ABC). “What we’re looking for and what we need is consistency in performance,” Tucker said during a videoconference on Tuesday. “You want to be successful, you have to be consistent on a day-to-day basis. Consistency comes from doing what you’re supposed to do, the way you’re supposed to do it and understanding why it’s important to do it that way day in and day out. That’s what we’re working towards.

Source: mlive.com

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Make it three commitments in two days for Michigan State football. Three-star cornerback Steffan Johnson on Tuesday announced he is joining the Spartans’ 2021 recruiting class. The 6-foot, 160-pound Johnson plays quarterback at Venice (Florida) High, where he’s teammates with MSU cornerback commit Charles Brantley, but is coming to MSU as a defensive back. He is the 19th commitment for the Spartans in the 2021 cycle.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 months ago

Michigan State has received a commitment from Independence Community College offensive tackle Brandon Baldwin. Baldwin, a 6-foot-7, 315-pound prospect, is originally from Southfield (Mich.). Baldwin prepped at Southfield A&T and went to Independence after high school.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Mel Tucker landed his second four-star recruit and Michigan State football’s second win in two weeks over Michigan football. Oak Park defensive tackle Rayshaun Benny announced Monday he will join the Spartans 2021 recruiting class. He joins New Jersey offensive lineman Geno Van DeMark as the first two four-star prospects for the Spartans under first-year coach Tucker.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

After putting the finishing touches on his 2021 recruiting class, it looks like coach Tucker is ready to get started on his 2022 class. His first commit? Offensive guard Kristian “Big Dooley” Phillips. The Spartans offered Phillips back in August and that offer bore fruit for MSU on Sunday when Phillips announced his commitment on Twitter.

Source: Spartans Wire

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