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Michigan State football: 5 recruits who could commit in July

Which targets could become Spartans this month?



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The month of June was kind to Michigan State football but July could be even better. Who could commit this month?

Heading into the month of June, Michigan State football had a total of three 2024 commitments. The Spartans had lost two guys to decommitments and the momentum just wasn’t on their side.

Things changed quickly in the month of June as Reggie Powers ended the bad luck streak and committed following a June 9 official visit. He was followed by six more targets, including four-star running back Anthony Carrie, the Luniewski twins, and three-star quarterback Henry Hasselbeck.

July could be just as impressive, if not more so, for Mel Tucker and MSU. Some big names are getting ready to commit.

Which Michigan State football targets could be next?

Javarius Green, 3-star WR

Javarius Green has already announced a commitment date of July 18 and it seems as if his three finalists are North Carolina, Alabama, and Michigan State. The Tide already have three receivers committed to their 2024 class and North Carolina has one while the Spartans may offer the best opportunity to crack the playing rotation early on. Green has been a fast-riser in the class and is ranked the No. 768 prospect in the nation.

Kamar Mothudi, 4-star LB

Michigan State seemed to knock Kamar Mothudi‘s visit out of the park as he said that it “shattered” his expectations. That’s a good sign. The four-star linebacker was planning on committing in June but moved his decision date back which also seems good as he was originally looking like a heavy Oregon lean. I’m not sure that Michigan State did enough to overtake Oregon for the No. 217 prospect in the class, but it did a great job on the visit. I expect him to commit any time this month.

Justin Denson, 3-star DB

We were all patiently awaiting the Justin Denson commitment news on Saturday, but his mom couldn’t make it to his event and he had to postpone. Now, the three-star defensive back from Rhode Island is eyeing a July 4 announcement. He released a loaded top five recently of Florida, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Alabama, and Michigan State. But the Spartans look to be in a good spot here. Denson is ranked the No. 613 overall recruit in the class and he’s Rhode Island’s best prospect.

Nick Marsh, 4-star WR

Yes, notice how I wrote “four-star” wide receiver because some salty Rivals writers like to call Nick Marsh a three-star and claim he’s overrated. Anyways, Marsh is making a decision on July 7 and Michigan State seems to be in the driver’s seat here. Barring a wild last-minute change of heart, I can’t see him picking Penn State, Pitt, or Kansas over the Spartans. He’s the No. 100 recruit in the class and the 16th-best wide receiver. Marsh is also the state of Michigan’s No. 3 recruit.

Jason Brown, 4-star RB

This is the one I’m probably least confident about when it comes to an upcoming commitment date. I do think Michigan State is in a really good spot for Jason Brown but will he commit in July? Not so sure. He’s the No. 92 prospect in the nation and the No. 9 running back and he would pair nicely with Carrie. Brown has already stated he’d love to team up with a solid back like Carrie. Michigan State was his only official visit and it’s been rumored he wants to make a summer decision. Why not July? Why not MSU?

Writer, co-owner of Spartan Shadows. Michigan State and college football expert at FanSided and formerly of The Detroit News. Expert on all things Michigan State. Connor Muldowney has written about Michigan State since graduating from the university with a degree in journalism back in 2013. Ten years of experience as a Michigan State writer/reporter.