Three official visit weekends are in the books, but Michigan State football fans have been really looking forward to this fourth one.
June 2 came and passed without a commitment, June 9 yielded two commitments and another crystal ball for a four-star running back, and June 16 saw only one official visitor for Mel Tucker and the staff (that was made public, at least).
Now, June 23 weekend is going to be massive.
Tucker and Co. welcome a handful of top-100 recruits to campus like David Stone, Jason Brown, Nick Marsh, and DeAndre Carter. Those guys are all at the top of the target board and Tucker needs to knock these visits out of the park — particularly for Stone and Marsh.
There are also guys like Justin Denson, Jason Cross, and the Luniewski twins who could be on commit watch this weekend.
Tucker is facing arguably his biggest recruiting weekend since last summer.
Michigan State football has a chance to make up ground
With a chance to make up major ground in the recruitments of Marsh and Stone, Tucker will have to have his most impressive weekend yet.
Marsh, a former MSU commit ranked in the top 100, has been trending toward Penn State lately but the Spartans have a chance to really take control back in this recruitment before a decision in early July. He is arguably the top target not named David Stone.
As for Stone, he promised Michigan State his final official visit and he held his end of the deal. Now Tucker has to come through with a statement official. He’s the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2024 class and he’s been the top target for Tucker and Co. for a while now.
Brown has been an intriguing running back whose only scheduled official visit is to Michigan State. He’s the No. 90 overall recruit in the class and if the Spartans can land Anthony Carrie, they’ll have one of the best one-two running back punches in the class.
Carter doesn’t have a single crystal ball prediction which has to mean his recruitment is still relatively open and Michigan State will have to make a statement this weekend as he’s also strongly considering USC, Texas, and Auburn. He’s the No. 88 prospect in the class.
Denson is a really talented defensive back who has been soaring up the rankings, the Luniewski twins are likely a package deal with great size on the offensive line, and Cross is a solid defensive back as well. All of these guys could be on commit watch.
Clearly it’s a big weekend for Tucker and Michigan State.