Michigan State football brought out some goats to the June 24 official visit weekend photoshoot — literally. Mel Tucker is opening some eyes.
The term “goat” in sports has a significant meaning. The term (which means “greatest of all time”) is used loosely at times, but it’s something that resonates with younger athletes.
Michigan State football took full advantage of the adoration of the term “goat” on Friday night as the coaching staff brought live goats to the official visit recruit photoshoot at Spartan Stadium. Yes, live goats. That is not a typo.
This may seem odd to the casual fan, but this is something that recruits are going to love, and they’re going to jump at any chance to post a picture of themselves with a goat with a caption of “a couple of goats.” This is just another thing that sets Michigan State apart during the recruiting process as Mel Tucker and Co. continue to make waves.
Tucker knows how to gain traction in the recruiting landscape, connect with these blue-chip recruits, and he’s just more “with the times” than Mark Dantonio was.
Michigan State is joining the ranks of the big boys in college football in terms of relentless recruiting and eye-opening tactics to get all eyes on East Lansing.
Is the live goat photoshoot different? Yes, absolutely, but you just know recruits are going to love this and they will say they’ve never had an experience quite like this during their recruitment.
Mel is going to mess around and become a “goat” himself.