Death. Taxes. Top schools list season. Michigan State football fans know all too well what it’s like to make a top schools list for an elite target only to end up missing out on him in the end.
Mel Tucker is looking to change that.
On Sunday, Michigan State made the cut with two top targets in the 2024 class that Spartan fans may not be too familiar with.
One was four-star athlete Rashawn Clark and the other was four-star wideout Kwazi Gilmer.
Like Clark’s top six, Gilmer’s is Pac-12 heavy. There’s only one non-Pac-12 team on the list other than Michigan State and that’s Oklahoma. The Sooners are becoming rivals with the Spartans on the recruiting trail with the likes of David Stone, Xadavien Sims, and Bai Jobe. They’ll also have to contend with Cal, Stanford, UCLA, and Washington.
That’s some stiff competition for the four-star receiver from California.
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Losing Germie Bernard to a transfer this offseason definitely hurt the future outlook of the receiving corps, but Tucker isn’t going to let that scare him away from targeting West Coast athletes like Gilmer.
Gilmer is the No. 290 overall recruit and 43rd-best receiver in the 2024 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He’d be a nice addition to the Spartans’ class, especially if they can get Nick Marsh to re-commit. That duo would be huge in the receiving corps.
The four-star from California has good size at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take an official visit this summer.
Let’s see if the Spartans can close on the elite four-star.