In-state LB Di’Mari Malone commits to Michigan State football

Michigan State's head coach Jonathan Smith leaves the file after the Spring Showcase on Saturday,
Michigan State's head coach Jonathan Smith leaves the file after the Spring Showcase on Saturday, / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

This Mother’s Day has turned into a huge day for Michigan State football. The Spartans already earned a commitment from transfer defensive tackle Jalen Satchell on Sunday, and now Jonathan Smith and his staff have added a solid piece to their 2025 high school recruiting class.

Di'Mari Malone is a three-star linebacker from Macomb, Mich. According to 247Sports, he is the No. 64 linebacker in the country as well as the No. 9 overall player from Michigan as well.

Malone chose Michigan State over his three other finalists of Illinois, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh. Malone becomes the second in-state linebacker to join Michigan State's 2025 recruiting class as Charles White also committed to MSU about two weeks ago. These two, along with quarterback Leo Hannan, are the three current commits that make up the Spartans' 2025 class.

Malone has been trending to Michigan State for about a month now as the official crystal ball predictions on 247Sports came in on April 13. However, in today's crazy recruiting world, no recruitment is over until an official commitment is made public. So Smith getting this recruitment to the finish line with three other solid programs going all out for Malone is a huge win for the program.

As I mentioned, the Spartans now have three commitments in their 2025 recruiting class. This however still puts Michigan State far behind the eight ball when it comes to recruiting as they are dead last in the Big Ten with the fewest number of commitments as well. So there is still plenty of work for Smith and his staff that needs to get done as soon as possible.

But for now, we can celebrate that Mother's Day was a massive day for the program as we look to the near future hoping for some more commitments both from the transfer portal and high school ranks.