The first commitment from a huge official visit weekend has finally happened as four-star cornerback Chance Rucker picked Michigan State football.
Mel Tucker hosted one of the most important official visit weekends of his entire Michigan State football tenure starting on June 3 and everyone felt that the Spartans would be on commit watch the entire time.
There were some big names on campus who will likely be waiting a while to make their final decisions such as five-star defensive linemen Vic Burley, Jayden Wayne, and David Hicks. Still, there were more likely pledges in the form of Jaylon Braxton and Demitrius Bell.
There was one target who had been trending toward the Spartans during his visit and he finally made his commitment official.
Chance Rucker committed to Michigan State late on Monday night when many Spartan fans were asleep.
Rucker just became the second cornerback to commit to the class, following Eddie Pleasant who verbally committed back in April. It’s been a couple of months since the class had grown, but Rucker gives Michigan State its seventh pledge and fourth four-star.
With the commitment, the class should move back into the top 25 after dropping to No. 28 following a quiet month of May and he becomes the second-highest ranked commit for the Spartans. In fact, he’s ranked the No. 275 overall prospect and 28th-best cornerback in the class, according to the composite.
The 6-1, 180-pound corner from Denton, Texas, has the potential to be a really good cornerback for Michigan State as Tucker continues to build that secondary, landing Caleb Coley, Dillon Tatum, Jaden Mangham, Malik Spencer, and Quavian Carter last cycle.
Michigan State beat out Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Nebraska, Florida State, Kentucky, Miami, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas, and Texas A&M for his services.
Huge recruiting win for Tucker.