Michigan State football has had a good recent history when it comes to quarterback recruiting.
In the 2022 class, Michigan State went out and landed four-star Katin Houser after flipping the Elite 11 finalist from Boise State. He went on to finish his senior year strong and shoot up the rankings a bit and now he’s battling it out for the starting job in East Lansing.
In 2023, Jay Johnson and Mel Tucker went out and landed four-star Sam Leavitt, flipping him from Washington State. He was one of the top quarterbacks in the class and On3 even had him listed as a top-100 prospect nationally.
Now, in the 2024 class, Tucker and Johnson have been looking for their next quarterback.
They missed out on guys like Davi Belfort, Jake Merklinger, and Miles O’Neill, but they’ve been pushing late for three-star Henry Hasselbeck. And it looks like they may be close to having him in the bag.
Michigan State football trending with Hasselbeck
Hasselbeck looked like a heavy Boston College lean for a while since that’s where his dad went and he could play both lacrosse and football there, but Michigan State came in late with an offer and got an official visit right away. Shortly after, he visited unofficially to show the rest of his family the program.
Now it looks like the Spartans are the favorites to land him after receiving three crystal balls, including one from Steve Wiltfong, on Wednesday afternoon.
Michigan State could always still push for Maealiuaki Smith from California, but Oklahoma State and BYU currently lead for the West Coast three-star.
Hasselbeck, the son of former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, is ranked the No. 52 quarterback in the nation, according to 247Sports. Pitt and Boston College are the other top contenders.