4 months ago

4 months ago

Michigan State now has five verbal commitments in its 2021 recruiting class, four of them in the state as Warren Mott defensive end Tyson Watson announced his decision to be a Spartan on Friday. Watson gives the Spartans a big body at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds. There is a possibility he will keep growing and play inside in college. He played varsity for the Marauders as a sophomore and junior. Watson chose Michigan State over offers from Minnesota, Kentucky, Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue, Tennessee and more.

Source: Detroit News

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4 months ago

Add another recruit to coach Mel Tucker’s first full class at Michigan State — and another heading from Detroit to East Lansing. Loyola defensive tackle Derrick Harmon announced via Twitter that he will join the Spartans as part of their 2021 recruiting class.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 months ago

When Gabe Nealy checked his phone at 10:30 p.m. March 23, he had a Twitter message with a phone number from Michigan State football cornerbacks coach Harlon Barnett. Call me, the message said. Nealy dialed the number and what happened next was a recruitment-changing moment bound by energy .“Spida, Spida, my man,” exclaimed Barnett, using Nealy’s nickname. “I love the way you play.”

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4 months ago

It’s been a busy week for Michigan State coach Mel Tucker and his staff. On Saturday, the Spartans secured their third commit for the 2021 class as safety Gabe Nealy of Gulliver Prep in Miami announced he was coming to Michigan State.

Source: Detroit News

4 months ago

Sherri Boyd has never missed a game. She was in the stands for every moment of her older son’s football games, driving 40 miles from work in Lansing home to Howell. After Ethan Boyd finished eighth grade, she moved the family to East Lansing for a shorter drive and a more diverse community. The bond between Ethan and his mother is based on their commitment to each other. On Thursday, he announced a different type of commitment — to Michigan State, where he joins the 2021 recruiting class.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 months ago

Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker has his second 2021 commitment in as many days. And it just so happens that he’s right in MSU’s backyard. East Lansing three-star offensive tackle Ethan Boyd announced Thursday his commitment to stay home and play for the Spartans.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 months ago

The first commitment of the Mel Tucker era at Michigan State is in. Making it even sweeter for the new staff in East Lansing is that it’s a young man out of the Detroit area. Oak Park (Mich.) High running back Davion Primm announced his pledge to the Spartans on Tuesday evening, a day after Tucker and company offered him a scholarship for the second time. He was also top target for the Tucker led staff at Colorado prior to them taking the post at Michigan State.

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4 months 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?

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4 months 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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4 months 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

4 months 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.

Source: mlive.com

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 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

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6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

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