Three-star safety Jah’von Grigsby is planning to announce his commitment on Friday night and Michigan State football is in good shape.
Michigan State doesn’t often dip into the state of Louisiana for prospects, but that’s slowly changing with Mel Tucker and his staff recruiting better nationally.
Jah’von Grigsby could be the first player from the state to commit to Michigan State in the Tucker era as he’s been trending toward the green and white in recent days.
Mark Dantonio was more of an Ohio, Michigan and Midwest recruiting coach, but Tucker has focused on those three areas as well as the national scene such as Florida, California, New Jersey and now Louisiana. He’ll be dipping more into the south with his connections from previous stops as an assistant and top recruiter.
Landing Grigsby would be massive for the staff because it could open doors down south. While he’s not the top recruit, or even top-15, in the state of Louisiana, he’s extremely talented and has drawn interest from a few SEC schools, including Vanderbilt and Auburn.
What makes his recruitment even more interesting is the fact that it looked like he was Vanderbilt’s to lose, but Tucker has made a late push, leading up to a Friday night decision.
While the Spartans are piling up the Crystal Balls on 247Sports, Corey Robinson and Justin Thind from Rivals are both considering Michigan State the new favorite for the three-star safety.
All predictions were essentially favoring Vanderbilt until the past couple of days but the script has been flipped and Michigan State has become the clear favorite. Are the Spartans on commit watch for the nation’s No. 703 overall recruit? It sure seems that way.
Stealing a pledge from SEC country is always a major win.