Bryson Tucker is arguably the top target on the Michigan State basketball recruiting board for 2024. Tom Izzo has been pushing hard for him for months and he’s even said that the Spartans had reached out the most (this was eight months back).
But now, it looks like new rumors are swirling.
A Baltimore Banner article last week stirred up some rumors by saying that there was talk that Tucker could reclassify to the 2023 class and join Michigan State this fall. It also said that he could choose to go the pro route as well after leaving IMG Academy.
Fans were in full-blown speculation mode but those reclassification rumors were quickly shot down on Saturday as On3’s Jamie Shaw caught up with Tucker.
He admitted that more schools are pushing for him after they found out he would be heading back to the prep level in 2023-24 instead of the pro route.
Tucker also spoke highly of his MSU visit in June and said that Michigan and Iowa are pushing hard.
Is Michigan State basketball the current leader?
After reading the On3 article by Shaw, it seemed like Tucker was speaking very highly of Michigan State but also trying to make it sound like his recruitment is still wide open. He’s tough to read because he doesn’t tip his hand at all. His recruitment has been quiet only because he doesn’t talk to the media a ton.
I would venture a guess that Michigan State is the current leader for Tucker because it got his only official visit thus far and if he were to commit today, it’d be the Spartans.
There’s still a long way to go, it seems, as Tucker admitted that he probably won’t commit and sign until the later period.
But, yes, Michigan State is likely the current favorite to land the five-star.