Michigan State football has been looking to add some receiver depth all offseason and with the departures of Germie Bernard, Jayden Reed, and then Keon Coleman, it was necessary.
The Spartans swung and missed on a couple of guys like Tyler Harrell and Jahdae Walker, but a familiar name popped up during spring ball. That name was Alante Brown.
On Friday, the former Michigan State commit from the 2019 class rejoined the Spartans, committing for the second time. He is the only receiver transfer that Mel Tucker has landed in this cycle.
And he’s a fast one.
The receiver room immediately got faster on Friday with the addition of Brown, who apparently was the Cornhuskers’ fastest player back in 2020.
Fans fell in love with Brown when he committed back in 2019 as a four-star recruit but he never made it to campus and instead flipped to Nebraska.
In 23 career games with the Cornhuskers, he caught 22 passes for 262 yards but never scored a touchdown. He also returned 16 kickoffs during that span. He looks to be a crucial part of the receiving corps this season and if he can showcase that elite speed, he could become a starter and just what the offense needs.
Michigan State football receiving corps definitely got better
With the addition of Brown, the receiver room now has a talented, sure-handed vet in Tre Mosley, hungry vets like Christian Fitzpatrick and Montorie Foster who are trying to prove they can be effective when healthy, and budding stars like Tyrell Henry, Antonio Gates Jr., and Jaron Glover. This is a solid crop of players.
Courtney Hawkins just needed to add one more semi-proven player and Brown could fit that description even though his production isn’t eye-opening. He can be a versatile threat.
Whoever wins the starting quarterback job will have an elite speedster to throw deep balls to.