Michigan State football lands big-bodied 3-star OT Ethan Boyd

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Two days after picking up its first 2021 commitment, Michigan State football landed another in-state prospect in three-star tackle Ethan Boyd.

Just two days after picking up his first commitment in the 2021 class, Mel Tucker reeled in another fish in three-star offensive tackle Ethan Boyd.


Boyd’s commitment is a big one because it’ll fill a position of need when it comes to depth and he has a big body at 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds and that has to have Chris Kapilovic drooling. You can’t teach size and that’s one thing that he’s not lacking. Moreover, he could help the Spartans land his teammate and top 2021 receiver target, Andrel Anthony Jr.

The three-star tackle won’t have to travel too far as he’s an East Lansing-native and was one of Tucker’s first targets when he got to campus. He fits the mold of what Tucker is trying to do with big-bodied guys filling out the roster.

While Tucker may be awaiting word from Jaylen Reed at 5 p.m. ET, this has to make him feel good as it could act as a domino effect. Well, Davion Primm was the first domino on Tuesday and Boyd could follow suit, opening the door for a flood of commitments in a relatively wide open class.

Boyd isn’t the most desirable offensive lineman to line up across from as a defender as he keeps a wide frame which makes any moves less effective and he keeps his feet moving after initial contact, driving defenders out of the play. And when he gets to that second level, watch out because he’s a pancake machine.

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The East Lansing-native is ranked the No. 800 overall prospect in the 2021 class and the nation’s No. 75 offensive tackle, according to 247Sports. He chose the Spartans over 13 other offers.