For years, Mel Tucker has been able to land solid running backs. Keeping them committed to Michigan State football has been the real trick.
But on Saturday night, Tucker got his next chance to hold on to a four-star running back as Anthony Carrie from Tampa, Fla., committed to the Spartans over North Carolina. Carrie now becomes the Spartans’ third four-star running back commit over the past four classes but the other two, Audric Estime and Kedrick Reescano, both flipped to other programs.
Carrie took a visit to Michigan State on June 9 and the Spartans had been trending ever since but he visited North Carolina on June 16.
Now, he’s officially a Spartan commit.
Carrie is ranked the No. 273 overall recruit and No. 22 running back in the 2024 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He held over 40 offers from some of the top programs in college football.
A flurry of Michigan State football commits coming?
With Carrie’s commitment, Michigan State is now sitting at six commits and it feels like there could be even more on the way.
In fact, On3 recently predicted the Spartans to land Syair Torrence, a three-star defensive back, as well as the Luniewski twins who are on campus this weekend. Justin Denson has also been trending toward Michigan State along with three-star quarterback Henry Hasselbeck. It feels like Michigan State could see its 2024 class balloon to around 10 commitments in the near future.
Tucker is recruiting at a high level again and he looks rejuvenated after a slow start to the 2024 class.
Maybe Carrie can join forces with four-star Jason Brown as a two-man running back class.