Four-star running back Audric Estime could be close to pulling the trigger and committing to Michigan State football. Will Geno VanDeMark help?
Mel Tucker hit a home run this past weekend as four-star offensive guard Geno VanDeMark from New Jersey committed to the Spartans.
VanDeMark became the first four-star to commit to Michigan State under Tucker and it could open the floodgates for recruiting. This could be the first domino for the 2021 class and it could translate to some 2022 momentum.
The benefits of landing VanDeMark could soon pay off big-time as he might just bring his St. Joseph Regional teammate with him to East Lansing. Four-star running back Audric Estime recently took an unofficial visit to East Lansing (with no coaches present) along with VanDeMark and three-star commit Kevin Wigenton and it may have turned the tides.
No one knew how soon the VanDeMark commitment was going to happen, but it seemed inevitable as he was trending toward Michigan State for weeks. The same can be said for Estime.
With the commitment of VanDeMark, the Estime pledge could be expedited. It always felt like both were going to commit around the same time and this recent development may have sped up that process.
Estime is ranked the No. 343 overall prospect, 18th-best running back and No. 7 prospect from New Jersey in the 2021 class, according to the composite.
If Estime becomes the next 2021 commit, he’ll be the second-highest ranked player in the class for Michigan State. He would also be the third New Jersey commit for Tucker and the Spartans which could open a pipeline for MSU on the East Coast.
Will VanDeMark’s pledge trigger an Estime commitment? It sure feels that way.