Ashton Porter has been committed to Northwestern since this summer, but Michigan State football isn’t ready to let up on the recruiting trail.
You don’t often see four-star recruits committing to Northwestern, but Pat Fitzgerald has that kind of pull in Evanston. Though he’s off to an incredibly slow start this season, he’s still considered one of the better coaches in the conference.
But that slow start might cost him his second-highest ranked recruit.
Mel Tucker isn’t ready to give up here.
Michigan State football is set to get a big visit
Porter committed to Northwestern back in June and that came a month after visiting Evanston. He has now scheduled a second visit and it’ll be to East Lansing on Oct. 7, according to Justin Thind.
It’s good to see that Tucker is realizing that he needs to ramp up recruiting on the defensive side of the ball and on the offensive line if he’s going to turn things around at Michigan State.
Following a 2-2 start, it’s obvious what the weaknesses of this team are and they start on defense with the backfield and the lack of a pass rush. A strong start to the season has subsided over the past two weeks and an addition like Porter would be more than welcomed.
He would join an impressive defensive line class headlined by Andrew Depaepe and Bai Jobe — let’s not get too ahead of ourselves here, though.
Porter is ranked the No. 308 prospect in the class and he’s the 46th-best defensive lineman, according to the composite. The Texas native holds nearly three dozen offers.