Michigan State football is still in the running for some big fish despite losing Jelani Thurman. Who will be the next three commits?
The 2023 class isn’t growing as quickly as everyone would have hoped after a red-hot June which featured a slew of massive official visits, but Michigan State football is still recruiting at a high level.
Mel Tucker clearly has the chops to hang with the big boys, but he’s finished second more times than he would have liked for guys like Jelani Thurman, Elliot Washington, Caleb Presley, and potentially Samson Okunlola. Another solid season and more NIL opportunities will ensure Michigan State wins some of these battles against Ohio State, Penn State, Oregon, and Miami.
But after losing Thurman to the Buckeyes on Monday, let’s take a look at who the Spartans could target next.
Who could be the next 2023 recruits to commit to Michigan State this summer?
This prediction is more of a shot in the dark than anything else because a couple of guys have been trending away from Michigan State in recent weeks.
Guys like Samson Okunlola, Jayden Bonsu, Jalen Thompson, Terrance Green, and Chase Bisontis have been trending elsewhere for the past few weeks which means Michigan State will have to dig deep at other top targets and Stanton Ramil seems like the perfect backup plan to the other offensive line misses (Okunlola and Bisontis).
There’s still a chance Michigan State could land Bisontis, but the trend right now is Texas A&M and Rutgers is also making a strong push.
Ramil visited East Lansing on June 24 after earlier visits to Tennessee, Penn State, and North Carolina and the Spartans stand as good a chance as anyone in his top group. I’m going out on a limb and I’m going to say Michigan State wins this recruitment, bringing the talented 6-7, 310-pound offensive tackle to East Lansing.
He’s ranked the No. 190 overall recruit and 20th-best offensive tackle in the class, per the composite.