Mel Tucker and Michigan State football are closing in on an important recruit on the defensive line in the 2022 class and while he may not be the No. 1 remaining target, he’s going to have a potentially prominent role early in his college career if he chooses the Spartans.
Michigan State’s defensive line is looking relatively thin for the 2022 class and after landing just two defensive linemen in 2021, Tucker needs to bulk up that position group.
That’s where Chase Carter comes into play.
The three-star defensive end is listed as the No. 879 prospect in the 2022 class and seventh-best Minnesota-based prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s also the No. 123 defensive lineman in the class.
No, he’s not exactly a blue-chipper, but he has plenty of size and potential that could help him see the field early on. And yes, we all know how much of a fan of size Tucker is and Carter is 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds. He needs to bulk up, but he fits the size requirement for the second-year coach.
Michigan State football leads despite recent trips
Although he’s fresh off a visit to Iowa and two weeks removed from an Iowa State trip, Michigan State picked up five crystal balls (including two from prominent MSU insiders Corey Robinson and Justin Thind) on Monday afternoon. This is a pretty good sign that shows Carter may have liked Iowa and Iowa State, but Michigan State stood out above the rest.
After the flurry of crystal balls, Michigan State holds 100 percent of the predictions and now that he has three official visits in the books with none others planned, he could be ready to make a decision.
The coaching staff likes what they see in Carter and while he doesn’t hold a ton of offers, it may only be a matter of time before he garners more interest (he did receive a Florida offer back in March, according to 247Sports).
Michigan State may soon be on commitment watch with the three-star from Minnesota.