As the Jonathan Smith era gets underway, the new Michigan State football coach has a number of priorities to take care of early on.
There’s the obvious priority of getting players to stay instead of enter the portal which he’s going to have to work at a ton over the next couple of weeks. There have been about a dozen players who have entered the portal since he was hired which seems alarming, but it’s the new normal in today’s college football.
Another priority will be hitting the recruiting trail and building a big board to work on before early signing day in mid-December. Oh, and keeping current commits committed is important.
Nick Marsh has to be the top current priority in the 2024 class.
And it seems like Smith is making a good impression.
Nick Marsh “locked in” with Michigan State football
Earlier this week, it was reported that Marsh canceled his visit to Colorado and Allen Trieu stated that the four-star wide receiver was “locked in” with the Spartans.
Marsh went on the This is Sparta podcast on Tuesday night and reiterated that.
All signs are pointing to Marsh staying in the Spartans’ 2024 class and being a leader of Smith’s first group. He would probably be an immediate impact player as well seeing as Tre Mosley, Jaron Glover, and Tyrell Henry have all decided to move on. Montorie Foster, too, could be gone.
Thankfully Marsh is locked in and wants to be part of the coming class. Smith’s job isn’t done yet.