What impact could CB transfer Kobee Minor have with Michigan State football?

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After watching the last few Michigan State football seasons, one thing is very clear: it needs help in the secondary.

Even in the magical season that was 2021, the Spartan’s secondary was not good. So Jonathan Smith and his staff have to prioritize this position in the transfer portal just to get the secondary back to a comfortable spot.

And that’s exactly what they’ve done when they got a commitment from Ed Woods. But Smith and his staff aren’t done as they have another very solid defensive back visiting campus this week.

Kobee Minor is a defensive back transfer from Indiana who is currently on a visit to Michigan State. However, he first began his career at Texas Tech where he spent two seasons. Minor had a very solid sophomore season with the Red Raiders, but it was this past season at Indiana when he really took his game to the next level.

At Indiana this year, Minor recorded 29 tackles and four pass breakups. But even more impressively, he was named to the All-Big Ten honorable mention team both by the coaches and media. So not only was he one of the best defensive backs in the Big Ten last year, he is shaping up to have an even better senior season where he very easily could make one of the All-Big Ten teams.

I think it’s pretty clear that Minor could be an impact player at any school he transferred to, but it’s probably even more clear how well he could do at Michigan State. The secondary is young and inexperienced, but Minor is the exact opposite of that. He’d be able to come in day one and compete for, and likely win, a starting job. So not only would he make an immediate impact on the field, he’d be able to set a great example for the younger guys to learn from.

There’s no indication yet that a commitment from Minor is coming, but getting that from him in the coming days wouldn’t be all that surprising to me. Smith and his staff have seen a flurry of commitments in the past few days, which included multiple guys who were fresh off a visit to East Lansing. So Minor very easily could follow that trend.

If Minor were to commit, this would in my opinion become one of the biggest commitments from the transfer portal since Smith became head coach, simply because of the obvious need for another solid player at his position.