It’s hard to think positively about Michigan State football after this past weekend’s horrible loss to Indiana, but recruiting is the one thing that’s going to get things back on track.
Michigan State had won 3-of-4 games before falling to Indiana and the recruiting momentum was starting to pick up again, but the loss to the Hoosiers seemed to have sent everyone down a panic-ridden spiral.
But recruiting is still on the upswing and it’s taking center stage with the regular season coming to an end this weekend and a bowl game unlikely for the Spartans.
A big development in the recruiting landscape happened this past weekend as four-star LSU cornerback commit Daylen Austin took a visit to East Lansing.
This is massive for MSU’s hopes of landing him as he’s arguably the top defensive back left on the board and even getting his attention at this point is critical. Maybe he’s giving Michigan State another look before signing day.
Michigan State football needs defensive help
Scottie Hazelton’s passing defense has improved throughout the season, but it’s apparent that the personnel just isn’t there yet. Getting key pieces via recruiting and in the portal is going to turn things around even quicker.
There are some decent pieces in the secondary for the future such as Charles Brantley, Jaden Mangham, Dillon Tatum, Malik Spencer, and Caleb Coley, among others, but landing a big-time prospect like Austin would be a game-changer. He’s the type of talent that could start from day one.
Austin is ranked the No. 128 overall prospect and 13th-best cornerback in the class, according to the composite. He’s been committed to LSU since May and he even took an official visit to MSU in June. Tucker is not giving up just yet.