With spring ball in the books, Michigan State football fans are cautiously crafting expectations for the upcoming season.
We didn’t get an actual scrimmage like we would have hoped, but a lack of healthy bodies on the defensive line prevented that. We did see a quarterback battle take place and the defense did its best to try and stop the attack.
Which defensive players really boosted their stocks this spring?
This may be just a personal opinion, but I think Bai Jobe is going to be a star early on in his Michigan State career. He didn’t flash a ton in the spring game but he just looks the part of a budding star on the defensive line.
Standing 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, Jobe is the top recruit that Mel Tucker has ever landed and he is the best defensive line signee since Malik McDowell. I have similar high hopes for him in the green and white.
With the big frame that he has along with his raw athleticism, I think Diron Reynolds is going to mold him into one of the best players on the team in no time.
There’s a reason that Alabama and other top schools were trying to get Jobe to flip before signing day but we’ll soon realize just how lucky Michigan State was to hold onto him.
I’m buying all the stock in Jobe, especially if the defensive line has injury issues.