Back in early March, Michigan State football received some disappointing news regarding its 2024 class. Four-star receiver Nick Marsh decommitted, opening up his recruitment for the first time since committing last summer.
Marsh was a top-100 prospect in the class and he was one of the best that had given his verbal pledge to Mel Tucker and Co. There was excitement surrounding his original commitment.
So you can imagine the disappointment that struck the fanbase when he decommitted.
Marsh admitted that he wanted to weigh all of his options before ultimately going in 100 percent on a school and that Michigan State would still be one of his top choices. He held up that promise on Saturday afternoon, putting the Spartans in his newly-formed “top 12” schools list.
Michigan State joins Auburn, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kansas, Penn State, UCLA, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oregon, and Maryland in that top list, but I still like the Spartans’ chances. I could see teams like Ole Miss, Penn State, Notre Dame, and Michigan giving the Spartans the biggest run for their money because they’ve all been thorns in Tucker’s side recently.
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When Marsh decommitted, I knew Tucker wasn’t going to give up. It’s clear that he hasn’t thrown in the towel on this recruitment because Marsh could be a major piece to the puzzle in 2024, and beyond.
Although his top 12 list is loaded, Michigan State may have the longest-tenured relationship with the top-100 prospect. That’s going to help here. And the fact that his mom loves Tucker and MSU.
Marsh is ranked the No. 86 overall prospect and 14th-best receiver in the 2024 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Let’s hope the Spartans can land him (again).