Michigan State Recruiting: 4-star 2017 DE Zachary Carter offered

Michigan State recruiting extended an offer to four-star 2017 defensive end Zachary Carter.

Reeling in one of the top defensive line class in 2016, Mark Dantonio is looking to have the same luck in 2017. Offering Zachary Carter from Tampa, Fla., is a good start, but the Spartans may have jumped into the race a little late.

The big four-star strong-side defensive end has over 40 offers and it’s looking like he might stay in-state for college. Florida is the favorite right now, but schools like Miami and even Clemson are making a strong push for him.

Carter is ranked the No. 100 overall prospect in the 2017 class as well as the fourth-best strong-side defensive end, according to the 247Sports‘ composite. He’s been drawing interest from just about every major conference program, it seems, and he has the size, ability to back up the offers.

Standing 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Carter has the ideal size and athleticism necessary to excel at the collegiate level. He’s receiving so many offers because his style of play translates well to college and the elite programs are all vying for his commitment.

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Jumping in this late on a kid with 40 offers, many from the SEC, does not bode well for Michigan State. This kid is a game-changer, though, and interest has to be shown in order to be reciprocated in recruiting.