Michigan State football official visitor list: Weekend of June 7

Who will be on campus this weekend visiting the Spartans?
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Welcome to June, Michigan State football fans. We have turned the page on another month and are inching ever so close to the 2024 college football season.

Before summer kickoff arrives to satisfy our college football addictions, we only have recruiting news to tide us over. Thankfully official visit season provides us with many exciting moments to go off of to help get us through.

This weekend will mark the second official visit slate of the month. The Spartans will be welcoming another group of high school players on official visits. Some of which could eventually call East Lansing home. Who will be on campus this weekend you ask? Let’s get right into it.

For a more in-depth look at this month’s visitors, click here to view my summer visit preview.

Prospects on campus this weekend:

  • Leo Hannan: 3-star QB, Anaheim, Calif. (Currently committed to MSU)
  • Di'Mari Malone: 3-star LB, Macomb, Mich. (Currently committed to MSU)
  • Charles White: 3-star LB, Orchard Lake, Mich. (Currently committed to MSU)
  • Jace Clarizio: 3-star RB, East Lansing, Mich. (Currently committed to MSU)
  • Drew Nichols: 3-star IOL, Murrieta, Calif.
  • Sherrod Henderson: 3-star EDGE, Rocky Point, N.C.
  • Charles Taplin: Unranked WR, Red Oak, Texas


This weekend of visits really breaks down into two groups. The current MSU commits and the targets that have yet to commit.

Leo Hannan headlines the list of this weekend's visitors certainly. The MSU quarterback commit will be on campus to help recruit the targets yet to commit. Same as the law firm of Di'Mari Malone, Charles White, and Jace Clarizio. Having a group of current commits come to officially visit together normally works out well as they will continue to build their relationships while selling all things green and white to prospects not yet committed.

As far as the targets go, MSU will hope to continue its roster construction with specific player types. Building through the trenches with high-potential linemen. Also speedy, quick wideouts.

Drew Nichols fits the mold of an interior offensive line prospect would could become a stand-out player under Jim Michalczik. He’s 6-foot-5 and weighs 270 pounds. Once he fills out his frame a little bit more and can get working in the system, he could be a great find for a school. Hopefully MSU is his choice whenever he makes his decision. Look for the Spartans to make a push for him.

Sherrod Henderson is also a high-upside prospect. The 6-foot-3 edge rusher from North Carolina is extremely athletic. A two-sport athlete in high school, Henderson also took snaps at both linebacker and running back last year on the gridiron. With his athletic traits above average, some good coaching and development could make him a terror to opposing offenses.

Finally we have Charles Taplin, the receiver from Red Oak, Texas, who will be in to visit the Spartans. Offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren and receivers coach Coach Courtney Hawkins have prioritized quick, shifty, and speedy wideout prospects with this class. Taplin is no different. He stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 160 pounds according to 247Sports. He is currently a bit under-recruited but some Power Four schools are starting to notice him. Look for the coaching staff to try to get a commitment from him sooner than later before other schools get involved with him.

Overall, I think this group of prospects should be a good group for the Spartan staff to focus on. Having a number of their commits come to campus this weekend to help convince these players to join the fold shows just how the staff feels about these non-committed targets. Hopefully some great impressions can be made this weekend and we can see some commitments follow soon.