3 most intriguing official visitors for Michigan State football this summer

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1. Tariq Hayer, 4-star DB -- Washington D.C.

Simply put, Tariq Hayer may be the most talented player MSU is hosting during this official visit cycle. The 247Sports Composite rankings suggest so as well. They have him listed as the 147th-ranked player in the country in the class of 2025. I think he could be that good as well.

Hayer is about 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and he can play safety or he can play corner. He could line up inside and play some nickel or even go outside and provide some help there as well. I think he has the athleticism to do whatever Demetrice Martin and Joe Rossi would want him to do from a positional standpoint. 

He’s a dual-sport athlete in high school. He also runs track so he has high-end speed -- Hayer placed seventh in the DCSAA outdoor track championships as a sophomore in high school. He has times for the 100-meter dash around 11.1 seconds and is still developing. In my opinion, he also has the vertical skills to disrupt passes anywhere on the field. This could make him a real weapon for the Spartan secondary, should he commit.

The Spartans will have their work cut out for them in order to land Hayer, however. He has been offered by 30 total schools. Rutgers, Maryland, and Cincinnati are all fighting for him. So far his official visit schedule includes Cincinnati (May 31), Rutgers (June 7), MSU (June 14), and Maryland (June 21).

If you had to have me guess how this ends currently, I’d say Maryland has the best chance to land him. He would stay close to home there and they are getting the last chance at him on his visit schedule. I still think this race is open, so look for the Spartan coaches to make a big push.