After missing out on a number of top offensive line targets in the 2023 recruiting class, Stanton Ramil is just what Michigan State football needed.
Going into SEC country and stealing one of the best recruits in the country is not an easy feat, but Mel Tucker isn’t your average football coach.
A week after missing out on Chase Bisontis to Texas A&M and two weeks removed from Payton Kirkland committing to Texas, Michigan State football picked up its biggest offensive line pledge — both literally and figuratively — of the Tucker era.
On Monday night, Alabama four-star tackle Stanton Ramil committed to the Spartans over the likes of Tennessee, Auburn, Penn State, Pitt, and North Carolina. He held 33 offers, according to 247Sports, but chose to go with the Spartans and Chris Kapilovic.
With this commitment, Michigan State slides back into the top 25 in the 2023 team recruiting rankings and they’re in the top 20 in average rating at 90.19. The Spartans are also one of just 11 teams with 10-plus four-star (or better) commits.
Kapilovic has to be ecstatic here, too, as this is his best recruiting win on the offensive line since taking over that position group in 2020.
This is just what he needed after missing out on Bisontis, Kirkland, Madden Sanker, Shamurad Umarov, and Joe Crocker this summer. Also, Miles McVay and Samson Okunlola are trending elsewhere so Kapilovic desperately needed this win.
Plus, this could be a domino effect for the offensive line coach moving forward. If he can land a top-200 guy and have four-star recruits buy in, he can keep this momentum going in 2024 and beyond.
Ramil is ranked the No. 197 overall recruit in the class and he’s the 21st-best offensive tackle on the 247Sports Composite. He’s going to be really, really good in East Lansing.