Georgia Tech DT transfer to visit Michigan State football this week

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One position that Jonathan Smith has made very apparent that he intends to improve greatly is the defensive line. Nearly every football game is either won or lost in the trenches, so it isn't surprising to see Smith target the defensive line in the transfer portal for Michigan State football.

Smith has made another huge move in the portal and has yet another transfer lined up to visit East Lansing later this week.

Eddie Kelly is a defensive tackle transfer from Georgia Tech. He however spent his freshman season at South Florida where he totaled 19 tackles. Kelly then made the move to Power Five football where he spent this past season at Georgia Tech. He had a slightly better season this year and totaled 37 tackles with the Yellow Jackets. That's a solid increase in production especially when you consider he went from the Group of Five to the Power Five level.

According to Justin Thind with 247Sports, Kelly will be taking an official visit to East Lansing beginning April 24.

One concern that I do have with Kelly is that he has already transferred twice in his career. I don't have a lot of interest in guys who change schools so frequently, I would rather have players who want to stay in East Lansing for the rest of their careers. I know this is impossible for most players to know themselves when they commit to a school, but I hope this is something that Smith is mindful of in this recruitment.

Regardless, this would be a huge pickup for Michigan State. Kelly isn't the flashiest player in the portal, but he would be a solid depth piece for MSU, and I think it's safe to say that the Spartans need many more of those added to their roster.