With the 2023 Michigan State football spring game approaching, the visitor list is growing. Who’ll be on campus?
Now that the spring schedule has arrived, Michigan State football is officially making its way to the forefront of fans’ minds. While we enjoyed the final weeks of the basketball season thoroughly, shifting the focus back to football has been a long time coming.
We won’t get a full spring game this year for the actual team. Unfortunately, injuries are preventing that once again. The spring practice is still a good way for MSU to showcase what it’s been working on and give the fans a taste.
The other important part of the spring game would be the recruiting aspect.
Michigan State uses the weekend as a big show for potential recruits, assuming this year will be no different. The list of confirmed visitors so far is growing and has some promising prospects attending this weekend.
The list is always growing but let’s take a look at some of the players coming to campus this weekend so far.
Familiar faces returning
The highlight of the spring visitor list would be none other than five-star defensive lineman David Stone. The IMG Academy star has already taken five other unofficial visits to Michigan State so far in his recruitment and has mentioned several times how much he loves it here. Stone is currently ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect in the 2024 class per 247Sports. He is the highest-ranked prospect on the list this weekend. Stone originally hails from Oklahoma and is close friends with current MSU player and 2023 signee, Bai Jobe.
Coming with Stone to East Lansing is one of his close friends from Oklahoma, Xadavien Sims who is a defensive lineman from Durant High School in Durant, Okla. He’s listed as the No. 121 prospect in the 2024 class and is the top prospect from Oklahoma, per 247Sports. Sims has been a priority target of Mel Tucker and Co. for a while now. He has visited East Lansing four times so far and we’re hoping this weekend goes well enough to lock he and his five-star friend in for an official visit this summer.
New faces with new offers
The next player on the list of attendees so far would be receiver Jordan Ross from Downey, Calif. He is the 26th-ranked wide receiver in the 2024 class and 247Sports has him rated as a four-star prospect currently. Ross is currently listed at 6-foot-0 and 175 pounds and is a very talented receiver prospect. He recently picked up an MSU offer and will be on campus for the first time. He also has offers from notable schools such as Notre Dame, Colorado, Auburn, Utah, and Washington.
Another prospect making his first appearance in East Lansing this weekend is running back Makhi Frazier. The prospect from McKinney, Texas, is not currently ranked by 247Sports but has been gaining momentum of late. Frazier boasts offers from Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Michigan State, to name a few. Frazier is listed at 5-foot-11, 215 pounds, and could really add some good talent to the running back room.
An interesting name so far on the list for attendees is four-star athlete Lamason Waller who hails from Sultana High School in Hesperia, Calif. It should be noted that Waller is a 2025 prospect. He is a two-way player in high school, but is being primarily recruited as a receiver. He has a pretty impressive offer list so far. Notable schools include Texas A&M, Penn State, Oregon, Oklahoma, Georgia, Michigan, MSU, Notre Dame, and many more. Also to note, Waller has a crystal ball prediction for the school down the road.
The previously committed
The final two prospects I want to highlight are 2024 recruits that are currently verbally committed to MSU.
The first prospect is Jaylen Thompson. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., cornerback originally committed to Michigan State on Dec. 27 this past year. Since his commitment date, he has picked up offers from Oklahoma and from Deion Sanders in Colorado. Thompson has been listening to other offers and recently visited Ole Miss. He has been on record about how much he loves Michigan State and has remained verbally committed thus far.
The other commit confirmed for this weekend’s festivities is our newest 2024 commit, Andrew Dennis. The interior offensive lineman from Mount Pleasant, Mich., committed to Michigan State football a week ago. Since his commitment, he has been active on social media reaching out to other prospects and trying to bring them in. He is ranked as a three-star prospect but has a lot of upside. The commitment he made is a possible jump in the right direction to regain some recruiting momentum that MSU has lost in previous months. Hopefully Dennis can help convince some others to commit soon as well.
Overall, this list of players contains a lot of potential and the Michigan State football staff is hoping to continue to make great impressions on the returning visitors. The new prospects getting a taste of East Lansing for the first time will be in for a treat and hopefully this weekend is the first of many returning visits.
Those of you who can make it to East Lansing this weekend, should. Let’s show these recruits what Spartan Nation is like and get them excited to be playing at The Woodshed.
The festivities start at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, but events are happening all around campus all weekend.
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