Michigan State football getting visit from one of most sought-after transfer DTs

Michigan State's head coach Jonathan Smith looks on during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April
Michigan State's head coach Jonathan Smith looks on during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

Going into this spring transfer portal cycle window, it was pretty obvious that Jonathan Smith and Michigan State football would be extremely active. However, I was unsure as to which positions Smith would target the most.

That's no longer a question.

Smith has been targeting the defensive line extremely aggressively this spring, and he really didn't have a choice as four Michigan State defensive linemen have entered the portal within the past week.

The Spartans have already earned two transfer commitments on the defensive line so far, but Smith doesn't appear to be stopping there. In fact, Michigan State is getting a visit from one of the most sought after defensive tackles in the country on Sunday.

Jay'viar Suggs is a defensive tackle transfer from Grand Valley State. Don't let the fact that he is a Division II transfer deter you, as he is an extremely talented player, and that is seen in the schools pursuing him.

Suggs is coming off a solid sophomore season where he totaled 21 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, and one forced fumble. After this past season, Suggs entered the portal and has received over 36 total offers.

A few schools have broken away as the leaders in his recruitment including Florida State, Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. All four schools have hosted Suggs on a visit, and he has one final visit coming up on May 5 to Michigan State. This will be the last visit for Suggs, which is a great sign for Michigan State. Many recruits save their top school for last when making visits as they may commit on the spot if the visit goes well. So that fact, along with the fact that he is already from Michigan, could be a great sign for the Spartans.

No decision date has been set for Suggs yet, but I think Michigan State has to love where it stands. Smith has done an excellent job recruiting the portal so far, so I would not be surprised seeing Michigan State win this recruitment in the coming days.