Michigan State football making early impression on 5-star CB Jahlil Hurley

Michigan State extended a big offer this week to five-star cornerback Jahlil Hurley this week and the Spartans are already in a good position with the Alabama native.

As you could imagine, Hurley has just about every major program targeting him in the 2023 class as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, and Georgia headline his early offers of which he has over a dozen. And those offers are going to continue to roll in as he gets into his junior and senior seasons.

But even with those big programs already offering, the Michigan State offer may catch his eye because his teammate Carson Casteel signed with the Spartans in 2021 and is part of Mel Tucker’s first official recruiting class.

Joining Casteel in East Lansing wouldn’t be the worst thing, but first, Hurley wants to take a visit which is a good sign for Michigan State early on.

According to Corey Robinson of 247Sports, Hurley is looking to visit in June.

The article included is behind paywall, but the tweet itself reveals that Hurley is already showing serious interest in Michigan State.

Tucker trying to create Michigan State football recruiting magic

We’ve seen Tucker create some magic in the portal over the past few months, but he’s trying to carry that over to the high school recruiting level. He’s done a decent job with his first class and 2022 is off to a decent start, but if he could reel in a big national talent like Hurley, he could create some waves.

Hurley is the No. 27 overall player in the 2023 class and the fourth-best cornerback in 247Sports‘ rankings. He’s also the fifth-best prospect in a surprisingly loaded state of Alabama.

The 6-2, 170-pound corner has great length and athleticism to become a great defensive back at the next level. Can Michigan State land him over some elite programs? Tucker is sure going to make his case but getting an early visit is a great start.