We are one step closer to finding out Michigan State football’s fate with a couple of top targets in the 2024 class.
On Thursday, two of the Spartans’ top remaining targets — who both happen to be ranked in the top-125 nationally — trimmed their lists and named Michigan State in their top three.
The first to do so was Washington running back Jason Brown.
According to Brandon Huffman of 247Sports, Brown is officially down to three teams: Michigan State, Washington, and Oregon.
Seeing the name “Oregon” in a recruiting battle with the Spartans doesn’t exactly instill much confidence because Dan Lanning and the Ducks have been eating Mel Tucker’s lunch on the trail in this cycle (Dylan Williams, Kamar Mothudi, Xadavien Sims).
Tucker is hoping that this one is different. It feels like it is and Michigan State looks like the leader heading into the final stretch of the summer.
Michigan State football in a good spot for Brown
Could this be Michigan State’s last four-star commitment in the 2024 class? It’s possible, especially when you consider that most of the blue-chips in the cycle have committed elsewhere. However, Michigan State has been known to pull off a surprise flip or two under Tucker.
Still, the Spartans look good here.
Brown received a couple of crystal balls to the Spartans about a month back on 247Sports and then another prediction on On3 just this week. Things seem to be trending green.
I wouldn’t count Oregon out — ever. The Ducks are known to win these recruitments that go down to the wire so I’m holding my breath.
Brown is ranked the No. 131 overall recruit and the No. 11 running back in the class, per the 247Sports Composite, and he’d be the second four-star rusher to commit to MSU’s 2024 class.