2 weeks ago

On the recruiting trail, this time would normally be a “quiet period,” which would allow for face-to-face contact with on-campus recruits. But amidst the pandemic, the Big Ten Conference announced all organized team activities will be suspended until at least April 6, along with both on-and-off campus recruiting activities. So where does that leave new head coach Mel Tucker and his staff in his recruiting efforts?

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

In a three-day span earlier this month, Ohio State landed a trio of commitments for its 2021 class. That brought the total to 14 – a group that includes a pair of five-star prospects – as the Buckeyes continued to add to a class that is first in the nation in 247Sports Composite rankings. Michigan State, meanwhile, doesn’t have a single public commit to its 2021 class and is the only Big Ten team without one.

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2 weeks ago

Michigan State’s new football staff has found a lineman very close by to recruit in East Lansing’s Ethan Boyd. A 6-foot-7, 285-pound junior, Boyd was able to visit the Spartans early in March just before the NCAA shutdown prospective visits. While he was not offered during that visit, offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic later reached out with a scholarship offer.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

We’re now getting a glimpse at how recruiting is shaping up in a new era for the Spartans. Mark Dantonio announced his retirement on Feb. 4 and Tucker was hired as his replacement eight days later. The change at the top has been followed by dozens of offers.

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3 weeks ago

Not long after Ted Gilmore became the new tight ends coach at Michigan State, one of his first moves on the recruiting trail was to offer Wadsworth (Ohio) tight end Mitchell Evans. Going into February, Evans had zero scholarship offers. Toledo was first, and before long, he was at 15 with Power Five schools like Iowa State, Purdue, Syracuse, and then the Spartans joining that list.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Michigan State used Sunday and Monday to get top in-state recruits on campus for visits. For all of them, it was the first opportunity to meet with head coach Mel Tucker and his staff.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Tucker is known as a defensive-minded coach, having played defensive back at Wisconsin and working as a defensive coordinator in the NFL and the SEC. But he has made it a point to address the offense early on. Tucker and his staff have already extended over 10 scholarship offers to members of the 2021 class, the majority of which have been skill players. Here is a look at 10 of the top 2021 prospects Tucker and his new coaching staff have offered.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

It has only been a week since Mel Tucker was hired as Michigan State’s new coach. His lengthy to-do list includes assembling a staff, getting to know his players and evaluating the team ahead of spring practice. There’s also recruiting, which will be critical to the future of the program.

Source: mlive.com

2 months ago

The Mel Tucker era at Michigan State is in its first full week, and while his staff is still being put together, Tucker has been contacting 2021 recruits. The first two offers of Tucker’s tenure in East Lansing were to Allen (Texas) twins Bryson and Blaine Green, both wide receivers.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Ian Stewart woke up about 5 a.m. on Feb. 12 before heading to the gym. It was about that time when the Gibraltar-Carlson High School three-star wide receiver who signed with Michigan State’s 2020 recruiting class heard the news. The Spartans hired Mel Tucker as their new coach and the group chat between the 2020 signees lit up.

Source: mlive.com

2 months ago

Michigan State football has signed running back Jordon Simmons to a National Letter of Intent, the program announced on Monday. Michigan State signed 19 players to its 2020 recruiting class on Dec. 18, 2019, and added two more signees on Feb. 5, 2020.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 months ago

Mel Tucker hasn’t coached in Michigan in more than two decades. However, the former Colorado coach who was hired on Wednesday to lead the Spartans knows the Midwest and how important the area is in recruiting, which is the lifeblood of every program.

Source: mlive.com

2 months ago

Jordon Simmons, a three-star running back out of Powder Springs, Georgia, had delayed signing his letter of intent with Michigan State after Mark Dantonio retired on Feb. 4. On Sunday night, he put pen to paper, unveiling the announcement on Twitter.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Seven signees are at Michigan State attending classes and preparing to be with the team for spring ball: safety Darius Snow, linebackers Cal Haladay and Devin Hightower, cornerback Angelo Grose, defensive end Kyle King, offensive tackle Justin Stevens, and kicker Jack Olsen.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Jasiyah Robinson and Donovan Eaglin decided Michigan State football remains the school for them, even with the Spartans’ coaching situation suddenly in limbo.MSU added the two recruits Wednesday morning to its 2020 class as the signing period reopened, less than 24 hours after Mark Dantonio announced his retirement.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Coach Mark Dantonio said he considered anyone who was committed but didn’t sign to still be committed to the Spartans. Seven weeks later, the traditional signing period starts on Wednesday and Simmons remains committed to Michigan State. There are also a couple additions as Jasiyah Robinson, a three-star defensive end from Groveport Madison High School in Ohio, and Donovan Eaglin, a three-star running back from Manvel High School in Texas, are also committed to the Spartans. Simmons, Robinson and Eaglin all told MLive they will sign with the Spartans on Wednesday.

Source: mlive.com

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2 months ago

Michigan State has been hosting football prospects for basketball games this winter as has been typical of other recruiting cycles. The Spartans will be hosting prospects again this weekend, even with the basketball team playing at Wisconsin. And, though the list typically has been made up of in-state prospects, this weekend’s will have a handful of out-of-state recruits.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Eaglin, a three-star player out of Manvel, TX chose Michigan State over Oklahoma State and Lamar. MSU is hoping they’ve unearthed an under-recruited player in Eaglin. The 5’11 215 lb back is rated as the 96th-best running back in the country by 24/7 Sports. Eaglin is not listed in the 24/7 composite rankings. He rushed for 1,584 yards and 25 touchdowns during his senior season.

Source: Spartans Wire

2 months ago

Jordon Simmons’ scholarship offer list is impressive: national champion LSU, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Oregon and a bevy of other Power 5 schools currently higher on the college football food chain than Michigan State football. But in the Spartans, the three-star running back from McEachern (Georgia) High School sees a school that could use his particular set of skills, in areas that have been sorely lacking in MSU’s offense the past two seasons.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 months ago

Michigan State offered Portage Northern junior running back Anthony Tyus III this week. Tyus, a bruising 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect, is actually a Lansing native. His father starred at Sexton High before going on to play at Central Michigan. “Getting an offer from Michigan State means a lot because Lansing is my hometown,” Tyus said. “That is where I was born at.”

Source: Detroit News

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