Michigan State football earns commitment from RB transfer Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams

Michigan State coach Jonathan Smith talks the media on the first national signing day for college
Michigan State coach Jonathan Smith talks the media on the first national signing day for college / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

What a wild day Tuesday has turned into for Michigan State football. The craziness actually began late Monday night when the Spartans earned their first commitment in the 2025 high school class in quarterback Leo Hannan.

Then they got to Tuesday and saw many of their players enter the portal. This included running back Jalen Berger who entered the portal Tuesday afternoon.

Fast forward to Tuesday evening and the Spartans made up for the loss for Berger and then some when they landed one of the top running backs available in the portal.

Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams is a transfer running back from UMass. It took a little bit for him to find success in college, but once he found his footing he really took off.

This past season at UMass, Lynch-Adams ran for 1,157 yards (No. 27 in the country) and 12 touchdowns. He also added 20 receptions for 118 yards as well.

Lynch-Adams will join Nate Carter in the Spartans' backfield in what will surely become a dynamic one-two punch. Both players are more than capable of being the starter for Michigan State, but I see them both getting a lot of carries each game regardless of who the official starter is. A lot of it will likely be matchup dependent, but I would expect to see both players a lot this season.

It’s safe to say however that Jonathan Smith got his guy. Lynch-Adams was one of the first running backs he contacted in the portal, and Smith even had him on a visit that began on April 22. So not only is he a great player, but he clearly was Smith’s top priority which only excites me even more.

Who will be the next commit for Michigan State? Time will tell, but if this portal cycle has taught us anything it’s likely to come very soon.