Michigan State Football: 3-star WR Ricky White gives offense a boost

Jalen Nailor, Michigan State football (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Michigan State football took care of some offensive recruiting issues on Monday, landing three-star receiver Ricky White from Marietta, Ga.

Two days, four commitments. Over the past week, in fact, Michigan State has landed eight pledges to its 2020 class and all look like typical Mark Dantonio prospects.

On Sunday, after a big recruiting weekend, the Spartans landed three-star cornerback Angelo Grose, three-star defensive end Chris Mayfield and then three-star linebacker Devin Hightower. Just hours later, on Monday afternoon, they landed three-star Georgia-based receiver Ricky White.


Three-star receiver Earnest Sanders’ commitment to Kentucky was pretty telling on Sunday as the Spartans’ staff may have valued White more — this pledge should clear up any confusion fans may have had about his decision to pick the Wildcats over the home state Spartans.

White is a guy who the staff has to be ecstatic about. He plays in the slot with his 6-1, 175-pound frame and is an impressive athlete. He’s ranked the No. 633 overall player in the class and 114th-best receiver, according to 247Sports. White also held offers from Louisville, Pitt, West Virginia, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati and Virginia.

The Spartans had been focusing on the defensive side of the ball thus far in their 2020 class and White’s commitment is a breath of fresh air.

In fact, he’s the perfect threat on the offensive side of the ball, showcasing shiftiness with the ball in his hands. He looks like a typical Michigan State slot receiver who can turn a 5-yard slant into a 50-yard gain.

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That Georgia-to-East Lansing pipeline continues to strengthen and if White has the same success as some of the Peach State players before him, the Spartans are going to be in good hands.