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Michigan State football recruiting gets good news ahead of spring ball

David Stone is headed to East Lansing yet again.

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Michigan State football recruiting got some good news earlier this week with David Stone scheduling another visit.

As the February dead period in college football is winding down, Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker and staff got some pleasant news on Monday. Their biggest target of the 2024 class plans on taking yet another visit to campus on March 14.

MSU pass rush specialist Brandon Jordan is hosting his annual “NFL Pass Rush Retreat” on campus that weekend also. It will be a great chance for prospective recruits to be shown the potential of MSU.

David Stone, a five-star defensive lineman out of IMG Academy in Florida is making his third unofficial visit of 2023 when he comes to campus in March. This also marks this fifth time overall that Stone has visited MSU. With this visit, he is bringing an old friend and newly offered four-star athlete Mykel Patterson-McDonald. He confirmed that information to Michigan State On3 recruiting writer Jason Killop.

Patterson-McDonald attends Westmore High School in Oklahoma. He is ranked as the No. 22 safety in 2024’s class per Rivals and was offered by MSU on Feb. 1. Patterson-McDonald is another Oklahoma product that the Spartans are after who is also receiving interest from the Sooners.

It’s worth noting that the duo of Stone and Patterson-McDonald will be taking an unofficial visit to Oklahoma the day before coming up to East Lansing.

The Sooners and Spartans have started a budding recruiting rivalry with prospects such as Bai Jobe, David Stone, Xadavien Sims, and several others both seemingly having Michigan State and Oklahoma as their top listed schools.

So far in the 2023 and 2024 cycles, Tucker is clearly trying to establish heavy recruiting ties in Oklahoma. Landing more visits from Stone and Patterson-McDonald certainly prove that theory. Tucker has also built a really great relationship with Sean Cooper who runs C4 training in Oklahoma. He’s a coach for MSU incoming freshman Bai Jobe and 2024 four-star defensive line target Xadavien Sims, among others.

With February coming to a close, expect a lot more recruiting news to pick up as spring football opens. Tucker is working at getting a lot of potential big time recruits to campus in the coming months. Hopefully they can keep the good momentum rolling. If the past is any indication, MSU will be trying to get as many recruits on campus for the spring game as possible.

It appears another exciting spring is in store for MSU fans everywhere.

Dad, die hard MSU (and Detroit sports) fan, and writer for Spartan Shadows. Certified knower of Ball (and puck). MSU Content Creator since 2022. Central Michigan Alum!

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