Michigan State football makes top 4 for 4-star legacy OT Avery Gach

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

Fresh of Michigan State football’s Spring Showcase, the Spartans once again continue to receive positive news on the recruiting trail.

This time it’s one of their top offensive line targets in the 2025 class that has put Michigan State in his top four.

Avery Gach is a four-star offensive tackle from Franklin, Mich. According to 247Sports, he is one of the top prospects in the country as the No. 196 overall player. He also is the No. 13 player at his position and the No. 2 player from the state of Michigan.

Based solely on these rankings, it’s no surprise to see Jonathan Smith and his staff target him. But then you add in the fact that he’s from Michigan and it makes him a must-get target in my eyes.

The Spartans have done an excellent job in Gach’s recruitment so far, and have recently had him on campus for an unofficial visit on April 13. Gach has also said he plans on visiting East Lansing again later this spring and also plans to schedule an official visit this summer.

Recruiting competition

Competition for Gach has been fierce, but you wouldn’t expect anything different for a recruit of his magnitude. Included in Gach’s top four are Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio State along with Michigan State.

Unfortuantely for MSU, it appears they have a lot of ground to make up.

Michigan appears to be the team to beat as the Wolverines have four crystal ball predictions in their favor. This includes two predictions that were made on April 20.

No recruitment is over until the recruit officially commits, but it’s going to take a miracle if Michigan State’s gonna win this one. Thankfully though it sounds like Gach will still be taking official visits this summer, so Smith will have his chance to turn the tides in this recruitment then.