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Michigan State football stays hot, lands 4-star WR Nick Marsh over Penn State

The rare re-commitment has happened.



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After reopening his recruitment in the spring, four-star receiver Nick Marsh has recommitted to Michigan State football. 

It appears the month of July is picking up right where June ended for Michigan State football on the recruiting trail. Quickly after landing 2024 defensive back Justin Denson on July 4, the Spartans got more good news on Friday when four-star receiver Nick Marsh committed to the Spartans. Marsh becomes the 12th commit in the 2024 class.

Marsh is the No. 100 overall recruit in the 2024 class, making him the highest-ranked prospect for Michigan State in the class so far. Currently, Nick would rank as the second-highest recruit Mel Tucker has landed at MSU behind Bai Jobe.

The name Nick Marsh should ring a familiar bell for MSU fans. He was once committed to the Spartans, however, he de-committed back in March after picking up a lot of major offers. Marsh stated initially that MSU would remain a top school for him as they had always shown love. He explained that he wanted to see what else was out there.

Penn State, Pitt, and Kansas were the main schools that made a major push for Marsh.

Marsh’s feelings for MSU never went away. He always mentioned that they were showing him the same love since day one. Even after he opened his recruitment up. Marsh gave MSU the courtesy of his final official visit of the cycle and it appeared to pay major dividends. The Nittany Lions made a major impression on him during his visit there. Many people in recruiting circles heard that after he left Happy Valley, he was close to committing. He promised the Spartans he’d give them a final shot and he kept his word.

Tucker and Co. did an amazing job while hosting Nick and his family which ultimately led to his return.

After Marsh reopened his recruitment, his family let him explore what was best for him but also was very open to him recommitting to Michigan State. His mom and his grandmother loved the idea of Nick being close to home. Hailing from River Rouge, Mich., the Marsh family can travel to East Lansing a lot easier than other schools. Also, his mom has been on record saying Tucker and the staff really instill a family atmosphere within the program. This is something that makes parents feel comfortable when having their children pick a school.

Another component that led to this uptick in recruiting is faith in consistency in coaching. MSU has done an amazing job of late showing that this coaching staff is committed to staying and developing talent to the next level. One of the most highly-regarded recruiters and position coaches would be Receivers Coach Courtney Hawkins. He has developed a great relationship with Marsh and that was a vital part of his recruitment.

All of this culminated with Marsh’s decision to re-commit.

This is a rare feat. Normally when a player decommits from a school, it means the relationship is over and he will be heading elsewhere. Credit to Tucker and his staff for sticking with Marsh and letting him weigh his options. They are also working on doing the same with four-star cornerback Jamari Howard. He is a former MSU commit who Tuck has continued recruiting hard and is eyeing a potential re-commitment.

As the month of July launches a dead period for 2024 recruits, MSU hopes to hear more good news from a few others soon. Decisions are expected to be coming soon for high-profile targets such as running back Jason Brown, linebackers Kamar Mothudi and Dylan Williams, receiver Javarius Green, and Howard. Some other big names such as five-star defensive lineman David Stone and four-star offensive lineman DeAndre Carter both are highly considering MSU, but have no timetable for their decisions.

Michigan State football entered the month of June with three total commits in its 2024 class. The recent recruiting momentum bringing the class to 12 is not going unnoticed. Many of the recruits above have mentioned what MSU is building. Some are now looking to potentially be a part of it. The remainder of the summer is shaping up to potentially be a fun one, MSU fans.

Be ready and go green.


Michigan State football: Deion Sanders pursuing the top 2024 Spartan commit

This would be a tough loss.



Deion Sanders pushes for Michigan State football commit

Deion Sanders and Colorado are pursuing the top Michigan State football commit in the 2024 class. Not great.

We knew the Mel Tucker firing would begin a domino effect of other schools coming after Michigan State football players. It appears it has already started.

College football is the wild wild west. Now that the future of the Michigan State football program is cloudy, other programs are circling and looking for players to pull away. This includes current players on the roster who will soon have a 30-day transfer window open to them, as well as future commits.

This is an unfortunate reality of the nature of the game. This should have been expected and will continue throughout this upcoming offseason. Until the Spartans have a new head coach, teams will consistently be calling.

One of the latest examples is four-star 2024 Michigan State commit Nick Marsh who recently shared on social media that he’s been extended an offer from Colorado and Deion Sanders.

Few schools in the nation currently carry as much hype and excitement as Colorado. Marsh has already committed to the Spartans, decommitted, and then re-committed again. Potentially losing a player of his caliber again would be a huge blow to Michigan State. Spartan fans will be hoping the program finds stability in the near future to keep Marsh and the rest of the 2024 class intact.

While it’s a near certainty that the program will lose players from both the current roster and future classes, the players certainly aren’t to blame. The nature of college football is that more often than not, players are committing to a coach more than a program. Tucker convinced young men to buy into his vision for the program and the future they could have with him. With all of that changing, it’s certainly understandable why many of these players may be considering a change of scene.

Marsh seems to have a strong relationship with Michigan State wide receiver coach Courtney Hawkins. The hope will be that Hawkins is able to keep Marsh connected to the program throughout this current season.

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Michigan State football commit shoots up the recruiting rankings

Reggie Powers got a nice bump.



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One of the top Michigan State football commits in the 2024 class shot up the recruiting rankings this past week.

For the last week, Michigan State football saw nothing but bad news. So how about some good news for a change? Michigan State commit Reggie Powers just skyrocketed up the recruiting rankings and now is the No. 210 player in the country, according to On3.

Powers is a 2024 safety who committed to Michigan State this past summer on June 14. He was a pretty unknown name to the recruiting world then, but that appears to be changing.

Reggie is a 6-foot-0, 195-pound safety from Dayton, Ohio. He is coming off a great junior season last year that saw him accumulate 80 tackles (8 tackles for loss), 10 pass break ups and 2.0 sacks. On top of that, he also had four forced fumbles which is a huge number for a safety. Powers was previously unranked before this update, but now he is a solid four-star recruit and No. 210 in the country.

What this means for Michigan State

It is no secret that we need help on defense, specifically in the secondary. Since Mel Tucker was hired four years ago, our secondary has arguably been our worst positional group. Having extremely talented recruits at this position is a great sign for our future.

Michigan State’s 2024 recruiting class is still pretty small. We currently have 13 commits and have the 49th ranked class in the country. This poor ranking is not up to our standards by any means, but some of that is due to having such a small number of recruits currently committed. Michigan State will likely rise in the team rankings as more kids commit to the program.

Jaylen Thompson, Justin Denson, Syair Torrence, and Camren Campbell join Powers as the 2024 Michigan State secondary commits.

Will Michigan State be able to hold on to Powers commitment?

This question can be asked for every current Michigan State commit. With the recent news regarding Mel Tucker and the poor on field play against Washington, there are serious questions surrounding the state of our program. No recruit has come out and said much in the last week about the state of our program. However, it would be silly to expect them not to be debating their options at this point.

Any four-star player is always a huge get, but when it’s at a positional need like in the secondary it is that much more important. We are only three months until signing day, so let’s hope we can hold on to him.

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Mom of Nick Marsh blasts Freep for misleading headline

Not a good look for the Freep.



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The mother of Nick Marsh has not taken kindly to a headline by the Detroit Free Press that was used without permission.

In a sensitive time when recruits and current players are undoubtedly hoping to avoid questions about the Mel Tucker situation, it seems like the Detroit Free Press isn’t respecting the wishes of said recruits.

According to the mother of Nick Marsh, her son was approached with questions about the situation and he replied with “no comment” and the Detroit Free Press went on to use a misleading headline without permission.

She went off on the paper on Twitter.

There’s nothing that a recruit could say right now that could be emotionally fair given the situation. Asking them about the head coach that recruited them likely getting suspended and likely fired for a nasty incident is going to yield a mixed bag of responses. But if a player says no comment or visibly doesn’t want to speak about the matter, you respect that.

Clearly that didn’t happen in this case.

From the looks of it, the Freep may have burned bridges with one of the state’s best recruits. Not exactly good for business.

Marsh’s mom is right, though, you don’t publish a headline like that or use quotes when a player doesn’t want to comment. It should be common sense that any commit or recruit is waiting to see how Michigan State handles this situation before making a final decision.

Plus, this just isn’t the distraction needed for Nick Marsh during his senior season and with so much stress already added to his plate with the whole Tucker situation. Now he has to answer to people who believe his quote means that he’s leaving.

This comes just one day after Marsh’s mom expressed gratitude for Spartan moms who are helping to keep things intact during this mess.

Do better, Freep.

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