A week after landing top quarterback transfer Aidan Chiles, Michigan State football landed its first high school signal-caller of the Jonathan Smith era.
On Sunday night, the Spartans landed three-star athlete Andrew Brinson and then three-star quarterback Alessio Milivojevic from Wheaton, Ill.
With the commitment from Milivojevic, the Spartans now have their potential quarterback of the future who could replace Chiles in a couple of years when he heads to the NFL. It also means that Smith is dedicated to rebuilding that quarterback room. It was empty shortly after he took over with Sam Leavitt (Arizona State), Katin Houser (East Carolina), and Noah Kim (Coastal Carolina) all transferring out. And Henry Hasselbeck decommitted.
But now the Spartans have a young quarterback in Milivojevic who, by all accounts, looks much better than his 247Sports ranking. He's only the No. 1,159 overall prospect and 67th-best quarterback in the class, but he did score 49 total touchdowns this season while completing over 70 percent of his passes for over 3,400 yards.
It's safe to say that the Illinois-native and former Ball State commit has been overlooked. He did hold offers from Nebraska and Ole Miss, too, however.
Michigan State football could still add another QB
It's impressive to see Smith working so fast to build his class and there's a decent chance that Milivojevic won't be the lone quarterback pledge in the Spartans' 2024 cycle. With now only two scholarship quarterbacks for 2024, Smith could look to close the deal with four-star gunslinger Tyler Cherry -- it's between MSU and Indiana there.
Smith is working hard to fix the mess left behind by Mel Tucker.