Jonathan Smith didn’t take very long to hit the transfer portal, looking for some talent to supplement a depleted Michigan State football roster.
The former Oregon State head coach said that he would be focusing on high school recruiting before diving into the portal, but with the way the sport is set up these days, going diving for transfers can turn a program around quickly and that will actually aid the high school recruiting in the grand scheme of things.
Smith realizes that.
So on Wednesday, he offered one of the top defensive linemen on the market in Harvard’s Thor Griffith — yes, that is an amazing name.
The two-time first-team All-Ivy League is going to be highly sought after.
Michigan State football will have to battle it out with some big programs
Griffith may have his sights set on the top programs in college football and it seems like his offer sheet grows by the day. There was even a report from Eleven Warriors that stated that Griffith wanted to play for either Ohio State or Michigan.
That would put quite the damper on Michigan State’s efforts here, but maybe if they don’t give him quite the same look, he can get his revenge by joining the Spartans.
The Harvard grad transfer had 132 tackles and 13.5 sacks during his career with the Crimson and he’s considered one of the top players in the portal currently, according to 247Sports.
We’ll soon find out just how strong of a recruiter Smith is.