Michigan State football hosted a couple of monster offensive linemen this past weekend in the form of Payton Kirkland and Miles McVay.
Michigan State football hosted a number of top offensive line targets this past weekend, led by Payton Kirkland, Miles McVay, and Chase Bisontis, and Chris Kapilovic is hoping to land all three.
It’s not going to be an easy task, however.
All three guys are being heavily pursued by top programs but the Spartans did make an impression on each of them during their official visit over the weekend of June 17.
Bisontis is being recruited heavily by Mel Tucker and Co. and the third-year head coach even rolled out his former teammate Jalen Berger for his photoshoot. Having Berger may help the Spartans here because the two are close and played high school ball together.
Now onto the other two guys. Kirkland and McVay are good friends and could be a potential package deal. Both enjoyed their visits to East Lansing and had some impressive quotes.
They would be the perfect duo to add to the class because if you know anything about Tucker’s recruiting tactics, he values size. Kirkland is 6-foot-6 and 345 pounds while McVay is 6-foot-6 and 358 pounds. Imagine those two bookending the offensive line — who’s getting by two behemoth 6-foot-6, 345-plus pound monsters with great footwork? No one.
If Michigan State wants to improve that offensive line under Kapilovic over the next few years, adding both Kirkland and McVay would do the job. Let’s hope they were both won over by the Spartans this past weekend and they like the idea of playing for the quickest rising program in the Big Ten.
Kirkland is ranked the No. 260 overall prospect and No. 25 offensive tackle and McVay is the No. 183 overall recruit and 17th-best offensive tackle, per the composite. The Spartans will have to beat out programs like Arkansas, Florida, Texas A&M, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Miami for their services.