Michigan State football may be heating up on the recruiting trail after landing its first 2021 pledge. Kaidon Salter is showing more interest.
Every new coach wants to get “their guys” on the roster to filter out the old regime’s players. It’s not a personal jab at the guys already on the roster, but new coaches want everything done their way and getting guys that fit their system can only help.
The same goes for Mel Tucker, but the most important position he likely wants to take care of and find “his guy” at would have to be quarterback.
That’s where a four-star prospect like Kaidon Salter comes into play.
The four-star from Cedar Hill, Texas, is one of the fastest-rising quarterback prospects in the nation as the No. 4 dual-threat in the 2021 class, according to 247Sports. He’s also the No. 89 overall prospect in the class as well.
Tucker is putting on the full-court press and he’s going to get his staff to do the same thing, especially when in-person recruiting is reinstated.
According to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, Salter is looking forward to setting up a visit to East Lansing when the campus visit suspension is lifted.
Once the NCAA dead period is lifted because of the Coronavirus (currently locked in till the end of May), East Lansing is a place Salter wants to visit.
“Michigan State sounds real nice,” he said.
On top of that, Salter listed Michigan State as a team that has come after him more in recent weeks and stands out, along with a few others, in his final 11.
“Tennessee, Auburn, Baylor, Arkansas,” he said. “Michigan State has came along. I talked to Coach (Mel) Tucker (Monday). He told me he’s going to tell his coaching staff to turn it up.”
Michigan State needs to find its quarterback of the future for 2020, but you can bet that Tucker wouldn’t mind landing the No. 4 dual-threat in the nation for 2021 and inserting him right in that quarterback battle next year — assuming there is one.
Hopefully COVID-19 can be beaten soon enough so Salter can plan that visit.