Spring is officially in the books for Mel Tucker and Michigan State football and, for the time being, the staff can focus on the recruiting trail.
There’s a good chance the Spartans could add to their 2024 class this week as four-star tight end Dylan Mesman is getting set to announce his decision. But it just feels like the recruiting is heating up for Michigan State lately.
The Spartans landed two commitments earlier in April and they’re making the cut for a number of top targets, including former pledge Nick Marsh.
And on Sunday, the Spartans made the cut for another four-star prospect in the 2024 class as Rashawn Clark announced his top six.
Clark is a four-star athlete from Federal Way, Wash., and judging by the fact that he’s from Pac-12 country, you can imagine what the rest of his top six looked like. Michigan State joins the likes of Washington, Cal, Oregon State, Oregon, and Louisville in Clark’s top six.
The Spartans offered a year ago, but it’ll be tough to steal him from the Pac-12.
Michigan State football recruiting nationally
In the week leading up to the spring game, Tucker hosted a number of West Coast prospects and that was just a sample size of the national recruiting that he’s been doing.
It seems like he’s staying out west for other top prospects and that dates back to him landing Germie Bernard (unfortunately he’s already gone) and Katin Houser. The Spartans were also in the running for some top defensive backs out west last cycle.
Clark is the No. 24 overall prospect and the seventh-best recruit from Washington as a four-star recruit, according to 247Sports.
Can Tucker beat out the programs closer to home and a quick-rising Louisville program? We’ll see.