Michigan State Football: Ethan Boyd rises up 2021 class rankings

Mel Tucker, Michigan State football (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Mel Tucker, Michigan State football (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

While he committed to Michigan State football about two months ago, Ethan Boyd is making some noise now because of his 247 rankings.

The offseason is roaring along and Michigan State is looking at kicking back up in July and August and being on track for the start of the season in September.

Before that can happen, though, players have to take extra precautions and get tested for COVID-19, self-quarantine and then continue to keep their distance. That hasn’t stopped these guys from showing up to campus on June 15.

Excitement is in the air and recruiting could soon gain some steam like it did in April for the Spartans. Michigan State caught fire in April and landed over 10 commitments, one being from local star Ethan Boyd, a product of East Lansing high school and teammate of top Spartan target Andrel Anthony.

Boyd committed back on April 9 and was one of the mid-80s rated prospects in MSU’s class but recently got a nice bump on the 247Sports recruiting rankings update.

In fact, Boyd is now listed as an 88 on 247Sports and went from the No. 21 recruit in Michigan to No. 12.

Not too shabby for a kid who was overlooked by a lot of big programs and his rise may not be over just yet as there will surely be updates throughout the 2020 season and leading into National Signing Day in February.

Could Boyd help reel in Anthony?

The aforementioned Anthony, a three-star East Lansing receiver and teammate of Boyd, is announcing his top four schools on June 20 and it feels like essentially a lock that Michigan State will make that final cut.

Landing Boyd helped the Spartans in the case of Anthony, the No. 531 overall prospect in the class, and they would make one heck of a package deal right down the road at MSU.

Anthony has been picking up Crystal Balls on 247Sports to Michigan State lately and it feels like the Spartans lead there, but it’s never over until it’s over. Boyd could be that deciding factor when it comes down to it as Anthony would have a familiar face in town with him.

Either way, Boyd was a big fish for Mel Tucker and has proven to be one of the more underrated — now fairly rated — guys in the class. He is now Michigan State’s highest-rated 2021 prospect on 247Sports.

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