Michigan State football lands Miami LB transfer Marcellius Pulliam

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Defensive help is on the way, folks. After Michigan State football landed some key players from the transfer portal to the defensive line last week, it picked up another commitment on Friday.

The past month has not been kind to the depth of the Spartans, especially on defense. Jonathan Smith has addressed departures of guys like Simeon Barrow, Derrick Harmon, and Bai Jobe with hungry, underrated players who might just help lead the program out of the dark ages.

Smith is getting culture fits and he may have just found another one.

On Friday afternoon, Miami linebacker transfer Marcellius Pulliam committed to Michigan State following a quiet freshman season with the Hurricanes. He finished the year with just one tackle and an interception, but he didn't play much as he was just a true freshman. He appeared mostly on special teams and played in 10 games so he's not eligible for a redshirt.

But he'll be joining a really solid group of linebackers in East Lansing, led by Jordan Hall, Jordan Turner, Wayne Matthews III, Cal Haladay, Darius Snow, and Aaron Alexander. This is one of the strongest position groups on the team and it just got better with the addition of Pulliam.

As a recruit in the 2023 class, Pulliam was a three-star and one of the top 100 linebackers in the country. He was slightly underrated but Miami fans were excited about his potential.

So when he hit the portal, you can imagine they weren't thrilled.

Now, he has a chance to develop in Joe Rossi's defense and be one of the future starters in the middle of the defense.