Fans love to hit that panic button at the first sign of a decommitment, so when Clay Wedin backed away from Michigan State football’s 2023 recruiting class, you can only imagine what the fanbase was feeling.
It felt like a product of the disappointing start to the season — but it surprisingly wasn’t.
Wedin even said in his decommitment post that it had nothing to do with football or the program and the word on the street is that he wants to stay close to home in SEC country.
With that being said, with every disappointing recruiting loss, there’s a much-needed gain.
Michigan State could soon be the winner of a recruiting flip from another Big Ten school.
Michigan State football projected to flip Ashton Porter
Ashton Porter, a four-star Northwestern commit, just visited Michigan State this past weekend and it seems like he enjoyed his visit because Justin Thind just placed a crystal ball for the Spartans to flip him on Monday night.
Porter has been committed to Northwestern since June but the Spartans have been looking to bolster the defensive line in the 2023 class. Porter would do just that.
The four-star from Texas is ranked the No. 308 overall prospect and 46th-best defensive lineman in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. He holds nearly three dozen offers so the fact that the Spartans were able to host him and potentially flip him is impressive.
This just goes to show that you can’t panic over decommitments because they always happen, no matter if you’re winning or losing. Mel Tucker can clearly still recruit.
Porter’s potential decision is worth monitoring.