Mel Tucker and Michigan State football are focusing on the 2024 recruiting class and they seem to be in great shape for a certain five-star.
Mel Tucker has some serious juice on the recruiting trail and the excitement the Michigan State football coach has generated on the recruiting trail has injected life into the program.
Tucker has done a good job of relaying on-field success into recruiting success, going 11-2 during the 2021 season and then turning around to sign a top 25 class. For 2023 already, he’s piecing together another top 25 group and it could potentially slide into the top-20 range.
But he’s already looking ahead to 2024 and how he can get even better. He’s reportedly making some serious moves with one of the class’ top overall recruits.
Andrew Ivins is one of the most plugged-in recruiting experts in the country and he joined a podcast on Wednesday to talk about some notes from around the nation.
One of the notes was about Michigan State’s involvement with five-star 2024 LB/DE TJ Capers from Miami, Fla. He said that Tucker and the Spartans have done a really good job of recruiting him, getting him to campus for Spartan Dawg Con in July, and they look like they’re currently the team to beat for the five-star.
Mark that under ‘things you love to hear.’
Fans have been hoping that Tucker lands his first five-star recruit in the 2023 class and there are only two options left with Samson Okunlola and David Hicks still uncommitted, but we may have to wait until 2024. And if that’s the case, Capers would be worth the wait.
The five-star prospect from Florida is ranked the No. 6 overall player in the country and the No. 1 EDGE, per the 247Sports Composite.
Ivins stated that Capers really likes what Michigan State has been doing and even though he just took a trip to East Lansing in July, he’s already planning a return in September for the Minnesota game.
How good is this dude? In his junior year season-opener, he recorded four sacks in his team’s 41-15 win over a Georgia-based school. He is that dude.
Hopefully he’ll be wearing the green and white soon.