Michigan State Football: Chances to land 4-star ATH Anthony Beavers

Matt Carrick, Michigan State football (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
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Michigan State football made the trimmed list of four-star athlete Anthony Beavers on Wednesday. What are the Spartans’ chances?

Just one month ago, Michigan State and new head coach Mel Tucker extended an offer to four-star California-native Anthony Beavers. It didn’t seem like much of a big deal at the time as the head coach was offering dozens of players a week, but it turns out he made quite the impression on the four-star athlete.

Beavers released his top five schools on Wednesday evening and Michigan State made the cut.

Beavers was committed to Oregon up until Feb. 12, which is actually the same day that Tucker was hired at Michigan State, leaving Colorado. His recruitment has since been wide open.

Tucker reached out to Beavers on March 2 and extended an offer and both San Diego State and Florida A&M have offered since then, both making his top schools list as well. Arizona State and Virginia Tech round out his top five, but the Spartans look to be in good shape.

The 247Sports Crystal Ball had USC favored to keep the four-star close to home, but both the Trojans and Oregon Ducks were left off his list. This opens the door for MSU.

Beavers is the No. 191 overall prospect in the 2021 class as well as the 10th-best athlete, according to the composite.

So what are the Spartans’ chances with the Harbor City, Calif., native?

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Right now, I’d put Michigan State’s chances at 30 percent. Compared to his other finalists, the Spartans may have as much or more program tradition and the fact that he only received an offer from the staff a month ago and is already high on the Spartans says something.