For the second straight recruiting cycle, Michigan State football is off to an ideal start with a top in-state commitment.
For 2023, it was four-star tight end Brennan Parachek who kicked things off and on Sunday, top-100 wide receiver Nick “Megatron” Marsh got things started for the 2024 class.
— Nicholas “Megatron” Marsh (@NickMarsh_11) July 31, 2022
Parachek was a fantastic start in 2023, and there honestly may not be a better first addition to the 2024 class than Marsh. He’s considered one of the best athletes in the class at the receiver position and he should end up in the top 100 before it’s all said and done — heck, maybe even top 50.
You know you got a good one when it’s the August two years before he’d arrive on campus and he already has 33 offers. Arkansas, Cincinnati, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, and Wisconsin were among the teams vying for his pledge, but he chose to end his recruitment early, verbally committing to Mel Tucker just a day after visiting East Lansing for the second annual Spartan Dawg Con.
Marsh is going to be a special player in East Lansing and he could be the lead player-recruiter for the 2024 class. Good players want to join forces with other good players and Marsh is one of the best.
Listed as the nation’s No. 14 receiver and No. 82 overall recruit on the 247Sports Composite, Marsh is going to have no problem convincing other recruits to join him.
This gives Tucker a ton of momentum in the class as well. His sights are still set on 2023, but this helps.
Michigan State hasn’t had this ideal of a first commitment since the 2016 class when Cam Chambers committed and put together “The Dream Team” which eventually dissolved due to some off-field issues. Eight classes later, another elite receiver becomes his Michigan State’s first commitment, but this feels like the perfect do-over.
Tucker’s class is in good hands with Marsh potentially setting off a domino effect and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more 2024 visitors for the Spartan Dawg Con commit before their junior seasons.
“If you can’t recruit at Michigan State, you can’t recruit.”
That quote from Tucker last year was shocking at the time, but now it’s becoming more believable. No coach in MSU history has provided this much recruiting juice.