As Mel Tucker moves deeper into his tenure as head Michigan State football coach, ideally he’ll be using the portal less to fill out classes by landing 10-plus guys and more to just add a couple of potentially key contributors to complement the incoming freshman class.
If you look at the top teams, they still utilize the portal, but most of the time, it’s to land a game-changing talent (Jahmyr Gibbs at Alabama, Caleb Williams and Jordan Addison at USC).
So heading into his third real offseason with Michigan State, he’ll look to add to that offensive line and pretty much anywhere on defense. But it’s important to bulk up the trenches because it’s been a serious weakness for the Spartans this year.
Logan Brown of Wisconsin could be of assistance there.
On Wednesday, the former five-star from Grand Rapids announced he’d be transferring from Wisconsin, and one of the first programs that made sense as his new home was MSU.
Logan Brown to Michigan State football just makes sense
Look, Michigan State has a serious problem in the trenches. It feels like they’re losing battles every week, no matter the opponent. So adding a guy like Brown who has starting experience at Wisconsin would be massively beneficial.
I get it, there should be hesitation because he lost his starting right tackle job, but he is likely better than most of what Michigan State already has on its line.
Plus, he may just need a change of scenery, and coming home could ignite a change.
Heck, he was a five-star out of high school for a reason.
Brown redshirted in 2019, appeared in seven games in 2020, and all 13 games in 2021. He has plenty of experience and a five-star pedigree.
You can bet that Tucker and Co. are already looking into this one because it just makes sense.