Heading into the month of June, Michigan State football lost almost as many commits in its 2024 recruiting class as it gained.
In the spring, Nick Marsh and Jamari Howard both decommitted, leaving the class at just three with Jaylen Thompson, Andrew Dennis, and Logan Bennett. Fans were beginning to panic over the lack of commitments and the fact that the two highest-rated prospects in the class decided to reopen their recruitments.
It was slightly concerning that Mel Tucker only had a three-man 2024 class through the month of May, but he got to work during official visits and picked up two future key members of the secondary.
And although the rest of the class is coming along slowly, the defensive backfield is shaping up quite nicely in the 2024 cycle.
Michigan State football picks up some key defensive backs
Along with already having four-star cornerback Jaylen Thompson committed, Michigan State targeted high three-star safety Reggie Powers and took him from Ohio State’s grasp. Later that same day, Tucker was able to gain the commitment from unranked cornerback Camren Campbell from Tampa, Fla.
The defensive back class now sits at three commitments from three guys who could very well end up as four-stars before the cycle is done.
And it feels like the Spartans aren’t done yet. They’re still targeting some other top defensive backs and could very well end up with another 1-2 to add to the already-impressive group.
Don’t let these guys’ ranking (or lack thereof) fool you, they’re all going to have major impacts on the secondary in 2024 and beyond. It looks like Tucker and Co. are rebuilding that ‘No Fly Zone’ by attacking a positional weakness.