Michigan State football official visit weekend preview: May 31-June 2

Who will be in East Lansing this weekend?
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The class of 2025 recruitment dead period has ended and teams can host recruits on campus for official visits again. Michigan State football coach Jonathan Smith and staff have wasted no time lining up as many recruits as possible to visit campus over the next month. I really commend the staff for getting so many players to visit on officials.

Some extremely talented players will be coming to town soon. As of right now, we have over 40 recruits currently slated to visit before the end of June. I wrote about most of them earlier this month so check it out if you are curious about the full list or want to know a little more about each prospect.

For now, let’s take a look at who is scheduled to be here for this first weekend of visits. 

Small disclaimer: This list can change quickly so as I’m writing this Tuesday evening, just note some names may be added or removed before the weekend. As of now, there are 10 total visits expected. All rankings were gathered from 247Sports.

- Jeff Exinor Jr., 4-star ATH (Owings Mills, Md.)
- Darius Afalava, 3-star IOL (Lehi, Utah)
- LaRue Zamorano, 3-star CB. (Corona, Calif.)
- Houston Kaahaaina-Torres, 3-star IOL (Honolulu, Hawaii)
- Jayden Savoury, 3-star TE (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
- Brad Fitzgibbon, 3-star DL (Chicago, Ill.)
- Mynah Newton, 3-star EDGE (Newberry, Fla.)
- Braylon Collier, 3-star WR (Sandusky, Ohio)
- George Mullins, 3-star CB (Bushnell, Fla.)
- Bradley Gompers, unranked LB (Pittsburgh, Penn.)

As you can see this weekend -- and the rest of the official visit weekends -- the staff seems to be prioritizing talent in the secondary and in the trenches. That is common among a lot of schools, but seeing where our team deficiencies have been over the past few seasons, those are areas we need to correct quickly.

Darius Afalava and Houston Kaahaaina-Torres are big, strong kids who could really stand to make big impacts while working with offensive line coach Jim Michalczik. Those two would be very exciting pieces to add with depth immediately and potential starters in the future.

As far as the secondary goes, there will be some really talented folks checking out campus soon. This week, the Spartans have LaRue Zamorano and George Mullins coming to town. Both could be nice adds for the secondary moving forward as well should they commit to MSU.

Jeff Exinor Jr. is the highest-rated recruit coming to town. He possesses potentially elite athletic traits. He is a borderline top-275 player nationally according to the 247Sports Composite. He is being recruited as a receiver and is being heavily pursued by Courtney Hawkins. Hopefully Hawkins can forge a great relationship with him and build upon that over the weekends. He is known for being an extremely likable coach by the players. It doesn’t hurt that he is also considered one of the best overall position coaches in the country either. 

Best of luck to the coaching staff on a successful first weekend of visits. We will update you with all things recruiting related as it becomes available.