The disappointment continues. Just a couple of days after losing to Rutgers in epic meltdown fashion, Michigan State football lost a commitment from its second-highest-rated 2024 pledge.
Andrew Dennis, a four-star lineman from Mount Pleasant, Mich., decommitted from Michigan State on Monday, making it three decommitments for the Spartans since Mel Tucker’s firing and two in the past two days.
And it’s likely not over yet.
On Sunday, Michigan State lost a commitment from three-star defensive back Syair Torrence who was rising in the rankings over the past year, much like Dennis.
On Monday, Dennis followed suit and stated that the uncertainty surrounding the program was the reason for his change of heart, but he’d still be considering Michigan State moving forward. This doesn’t come as a huge shock seeing as he’s received a plethora of offers over the past month and he’s visited Purdue and Illinois recently.
The next Michigan State football coach will have a big job ahead of him
When Michigan State hires its next head coach, he’s going to have to take charge of the 2024 class and get some guys who previously reopened their recruitments to buy back in. Guys like Reggie Powers, Torrence, and Dennis should be made priorities and I’m not counting them out completely until after the new coach is hired.
If it’s the right hire, these guys could all be back in the 2024 class and I’d assume that each is probably waiting to see what Michigan State does.
That goes for the currently “committed” prospects as well.
Assume no one is fully committed until the new staff takes over and they reaffirm their position with the new head coach. Or until the pen finally hits the NLI.
The next coach is facing a tall task.