Michigan State football makes top 6 of 4-star TE Jack Pugh

Matt Dotson, Michigan State football (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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Mel Tucker’s Michigan State football made its first big top schools list as four-star tight end Jack Pugh listed his final six programs.

Happy top schools list season, everyone. With sports currently on hiatus, there’s nothing to really talk about other than recruiting and for Michigan State, all has been quiet other than dozens of offers going out over the past month.

Mel Tucker has been hard at work trying to offer his type of players and as Jay Johnson made quite clear on Wednesday in an interview, tight ends will be very important to the offense.

Later that day, the Spartans made the top six of one of the best tight ends in the 2021 class.


The Big Ten has been high on Jack Pugh’s list as you can see as the only team outside the conference in his top six is Cincinnati. It’s clear he’s a Midwest type of kid, reigning from Hilliard, Ohio. This would be a monster addition for Tucker and Johnson.

Pugh is ranked the No. 315 overall prospect in the class as well as the 13th-best tight end, according to the composite. But 247Sports values him even higher in their rankings as the No. 153 overall recruit and sixth-best tight end.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end from Ohio is a gifted route-runner, but he’s not afraid to block, too, and that’s music to Johnson’s ears. He could be that offensive MVP for which the new offensive coordinator is searching.

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A bid-bodied tight end with athleticism and the ability to block as well as catch passes? Yes, please. All the Spartans have to do is fight off Michigan, Wisconsin, Penn State, Indiana and Cincinnati. Not an easy task.