If you’ve been following Michigan State football recruiting lately, you’d know that there are a few major battles that will take center stage over the coming month.
The Spartans are right in the thick of things for a number of top targets, including former MSU commit Nick Marsh, a four-star receiver from River Rouge, Mich. He will be making his official commitment decision on July 7 at 5 p.m. at his high school.
Before that decision, however, he’ll be getting one final pitch from Michigan State.
In fact, Marsh will be on campus this upcoming weekend to check out the Spartans and speak with Mel Tucker one more time on an official visit before making his decision. This visit is going to dictate if he continues to lean Penn State’s way or if he comes back to the good guys.
This weekend is going to tell us a lot about how the Marsh recruitment will end.
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When it comes to hosting top recruits on official visits, head coaches need to give their best pitches and I expect Tucker to do just that.
We’ll undoubtedly see Marsh in Tucker’s Slingshot, riding around campus and his tour might be slightly longer than the rest of the recruits. He’ll also likely be spending a lot of time with Courtney Hawkins talking about how he’s gotten two receivers to the NFL over the past two years and how Keon Coleman would have been the third if he hadn’t pre-determined his departure, according to his own words in a podcast interview.
Now, we’ll see if that pitch is enough and if Andrew Dennis, Michigan State’s best commit/peer recruiter, is able to get in his ear about re-joining the class.
Penn State is in the lead currently, but Michigan State seems to control its own destiny.