Michigan State Football: It’s time to jump on the Ricky White bandwagon

Michigan State football helmet (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)
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Ricky White is an incoming freshman with Michigan State football and he’s joining a position group that loses two starters. Bandwagoners unite.

All aboard.

The bandwagon is leaving the station.

With Cody White and Darrell Stewart Jr. gone, Michigan State has to develop all new leading receivers for 2020. The Spartans return Tre Mosley, Jalen Nailor and bring in Jayden Reed from Western Michigan after a stellar freshman season in 2018, but after those guys, there’s very little experience in the corps.

Laress Nelson and CJ Hayes might get a serious look because they’re veterans and we may even see some special packages with Julian Barnett. Don’t sleep on Tre’Von Morgan as a red-zone threat either as he stands a healthy 6-foot-7.

All of those guys have the talent to see the field plenty in 2020, but there’s one name that needs more attention: Ricky White.

The incoming freshman from Georgia was getting courted by numerous Power Five programs and many were trying to flip him up until National Signing Day, but he stuck it out with the Spartans and he joins an offense that could perfectly utilize his skillset.

As a 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide out, he has plenty of speed and he’s a menace in the open field. He’s got breakaway speed and his routes are often deceptive. He looks like he’s going up to set a block and the next thing you know, he’s sprinting by a cornerback with a 5-7 yard cushion for an easy score.

Sure, he made all of this look easy at the high school level and college is not the same, but he’s on track to earn some early playing time based on talent alone. He’s gifted as an athlete, has incredible hands and as long as he can master the playbook, he’ll be burning that redshirt.

It’s time we jump on the Ricky White bandwagon before it’s too late.

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