Michigan State football made the top five for Washington-based three-star offensive guard Kolinu’u Faaiu and it’s in a favorable spot.
We’re at the point in the offseason where football is still months away, but close enough to taste (barring another COVID-19 setback) and recruiting has taken center stage.
This is the time of the year when top schools lists are the topic of conversation in college football circles.
On Tuesday night, Michigan State made the cut for three-star offensive guard Kolinu’u Faaiu who is based in Bothell, Wash., and was offered by Michigan State back on Feb. 28.
Michigan State football in favorable spot
Shortly after making the top 12 for Andrew Mukuba, Michigan State made another national prospect’s favorite schools list. This one, however, was much more favorable.
Unlike Mukuba who included blue blood after blue blood, Faaiu had Washington State, Boise State, Kansas and Utah along with the Spartans in his top five. And Michigan State seems to be a favorite of his in that group seeing as his pinned tweet on Twitter was his Michigan State offer until he released this top five.
Not often have we seen Michigan State extend its reach to the Pacific Northwest, but the new staff seems to like what it sees from Faaiu and the Spartans were the only program not from out west or smack-dab in the middle of the country to make his list.
Mel Tucker loves size and Faaiu has plenty of it at 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds. That’s one heck of an offensive guard.
Faaiu is ranked the No. 30 offensive guard and 13th-best Washington prospect in the 2021 class, according to 247Sports.
The feeling is that Michigan State is in a good spot with Faaiu and if the Spartans continue to push for him, they’ll be at the top of his list. It’d be nice for Tucker and the staff to extend their reach to the Pacific Northwest with a Faaiu commitment.