Michigan State looking to flip four-star CB Big Ten commit

Michigan State coach Jonathan Smith talks the media on the first national signing day for college
Michigan State coach Jonathan Smith talks the media on the first national signing day for college / Nick King / USA TODAY NETWORK

Michigan State football and Jonathan Smith are coming off their most impressive recruiting week since he became head coach. Countless players committed to Michigan State both from the transfer portal and the 2025 class, and many of those guys have a great chance to be major contributors in East Lansing.

All of these commitments however were very straightforward, meaning they were not flipped commitments from other programs. This time, however, Smith is looking to flip a four-star corner currently committed to another Big Ten school.

Chris McCorkle is a four-star cornerback from Sarasota, Fla. According to 247Sports, McCorkle is the No. 246 overall player in the country and the No. 25 cornerback.

During the 2023 season, McCorkle played both cornerback and wide receiver for his high school team. On defense, he recorded 19 tackles, nine pass breakups, and four interceptions. He also was very solid as a receiver, hauling in eight catches for 186 yards.

This past week, McCorkle announced that he will be taking an official visit to Michigan State beginning June 14. This news is extremely significant because McCorkle has been committed to Indiana since April 26.

As you would expect, Indiana also has an official visit scheduled with McCorkle at the end of May, but the Hoosiers are the only other team expecting a visit from him. So Michigan State getting him on campus, when his recruitment all but seemed shut down, is extremely impressive.

McCorkle obviously won’t flip his commitment to MSU any time soon. But if his visit in June goes well there is a very good chance he could flip and become the Spartans' latest commitment in the secondary.