Michigan State football fans are hoping for any sort of good news this offseason as it has seemingly been a never-ending barrage of gut-punches.
The 2024 recruiting class is one of the bigger concerns for fans as there are just three commits heading into the final week of May after the top two pledges reopened their recruitments. Both Nick Marsh and Jamari Howard decided to decommit this spring and now Mel Tucker is left trying to pick up the pieces.
Michigan State is working on landing his first four-star running back since taking over as head coach of the Spartans, if you can believe that. He had Kenneth Walker III win the Doak Walker Award, but he was a transfer and he’s lost two four-star commits in three years.
In fact, Audric Estime was committed to the Spartans in 2021 before he decided to flip to Notre Dame before signing day. This past cycle, it was Kedrick Reescano who flipped to Ole Miss.
Well, he’s trying to get ahead of that as he’s hosting four of the top running backs in the 2024 class for officials in June.
Michigan State football hosting four of the best 2024 backs
The latest to secure an official visit in June is four-star Anthony Carrie. He recently named Michigan State in his top six and the No. 254 overall prospect and No. 21 running back scheduled an official visit for June 23 on Tuesday.
The one committed running back prospect to be visiting Michigan State in June is four-star Kahnen Daniels who is a Florida pledge. He has been committed to Florida since April but Michigan State is “warm” on his list of interested teams. He’s the No. 29 running back in the class and No. 345 overall.
Caden Durham from Duncanville, Texas, has an elite offer list and he recently scheduled his first official to Michigan State for June 9. He would be an incredible addition. He’s ranked the No. 10 running back in the class and No. 128 overall.
Lastly, Washington prospect Jason Brown is a name to keep an eye on as he is high on the Spartans and vice versa. He, too, has an elite list of offers, including. Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and USC, and Michigan State is currently the only official he has scheduled for June 23. He is the No. 4 back in the class and No. 62 overall.
If Tucker can land one of these guys, he can start cooking in the recruiting landscape at that position. K9 should help his case.