Michigan State football targeting Wyoming DT transfer Gavin Meyer

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Michigan State football has been active in the transfer portal over the past few weeks with the spring window opening and closing and that's not going to change any time soon, it seems.

With the roster far from perfect, Jonathan Smith is doing all he can to improve it before the 2024 season so he can try to lead Michigan State to its first bowl berth since 2021. He's had his hands full with over 30 players entering the portal since he took over, but it seems like he's not resting until he addresses all the positions of need, which is a refreshing change.

Defensive tackle has arguably been hit the hardest by the transfer portal with Derrick Harmon and Simeon Barrow, the two projected starters in the middle, both picking new schools. Harmon transferred to Oregon and Barrow picked Miami. I think it's safe to say that both will be well off financially in 2024.

After those departures, Smith has been left trying to pick up the pieces and he did make some headway in terms of addressing the depth on Monday with Nebraska's Ru'Quan Buckley committing.

More obviously needs to be done, though.

According to Pete Nakos of On3, Smith is one of the coaches who has reached out to coveted Wyoming defensive tackle transfer Gavin Meyer. The Spartans reached out along with top programs like Florida State, Duke, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. It's a top-heavy group of potential suitors, but the Spartans have to feel like they have a shot here.

Meyer had 66 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, and a forced fumble in 26 games over the past two years with Wyoming and he's getting a lot of recognition for that. Teams want him badly.

Michigan State could fill a huge need with Meyer and he could even push for one of the starting tackle spots if he were to transfer in. This is a must-get target.