Michigan State football may be trending for an Ohio wide receiver

Michigan State's new football coach Jonathan Smith speaks to the crowd during a timeout in the
Michigan State's new football coach Jonathan Smith speaks to the crowd during a timeout in the / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

Jonathan Smith has been putting a huge emphasis on recruiting the transfer portal recently, but he hasn't forgotten about the 2025 high school class either. Both avenues are extremely important for Smith and staff as they look to flip the roster at Michigan State football quickly, and thankfully for us fans they appear to be making a lot of solid moves.

Smith and wide receiver coach Courtney Hawkins recently made an offer to a wide receiver from Ohio, and it's already looking like Michigan State is one of the teams to beat.

Braylon Collier is a three-star wide receiver from Sandusky, Ohio. According to 247Sports, he is the No. 126 ranked wide receiver in the country as well as the No. 33 player from the state of Ohio.

Collier is coming off an impressive junior season where he made 80 receptions for 1,164 yards and 18 touchdowns. I don't know about you, but Collier's ranking seems low based on these stats, so he could be due for a solid ratings increase here soon.

Michigan State officially offered Collier on May 3, and he quickly set an official visit beginning May 31. Usually you don't see players schedule an official visit this fast after being offered, so this tells me that Collier is extremely high on MSU.

Collier has been on campus once this spring already, and according to 247Sports' Corey Robinson had had a great visit. Collier shared, "Michigan State offering means a lot to me. I went over to campus once not too long ago for a spring practice, and the campus was beautiful."

Two other schools to keep an eye on in Collier's recruitment are Iowa and Iowa State. Both schools also have an official visit scheduled with Collier in mid-June, so they appear to be Michigan State's biggest competition.

But you have to love where Michigan State stands right now. We'll have to wait and see how Collier's official visit goes in about a month, but all signs point towards MSU having a great chance to win this recruitment.