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Four-star OL William Satterwhite opens up about Michigan State football interest

The Spartans recently made Satterwhite’s top nine.



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Four-star offensive lineman William Satterwhite recently spoke about his interest in Michigan State football.

Four-star offensive lineman William Satterwhite recently released his top nine schools in his recruitment and Michigan State football was included on that list.

Satterwhite is listed at 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds and is ranked as the No. 165 recruit in the country and the No. 11 interior offensive lineman in his class, per the 247Sports Composite. Tennessee, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Penn State, Auburn, Cincinnati, and Michigan also made the cut along with the Spartans.

When asked to describe himself as a player, Satterwhite said, “I would say I’m very detail-oriented and have very calculated movements and strikes. I have a next-play mentality. And (am) able to adjust and take criticism.” He also went on to say, “I wouldn’t say I’m a stand-out leader but I hold guys accountable.”

That last statement fits perfectly with how Mel Tucker envisions his program. He has said multiple times he wants his teams to be player-led, and having players like Satterwhite who take it upon themselves to hold teammates accountable is exactly what Tucker wants.

Satterwhite did go on to say that “leadership skills and being a prominent voice on my team” is one thing he wants to work on during his senior season. On the field, he has three aspects of his game that he really wants to focus on this offseason and during his senior season: “Consistency and footwork, and reaction time.”

So far, Satterwhite has been on two visits to MSU. He spoke highly of his visit on March 18. “It went good, it was my second time being there, and got to meet and sit and talk with Coach Tucker which was super nice. My relationship with Coach Kap is good as well.”

His favorite part of his most recent visit was getting to be with the coaching staff more and seeing firsthand the culture that has been built here.

Off the field, Satterwhite shared that he is “a fun, goofy kid who just likes to bring positive energy.” When he’s not playing football or other sports, his favorite hobbies are cooking and poetry.

Michigan State’s 2024 class currently sits at three commitments: one four-star cornerback and two three-star offensive linemen. If Satterwhite were to pick MSU, he would become one of the highest-ranked recruits in the Tucker era and would fit the mold perfectly that offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic has set and help further the offensive line room that has improved so much already in his tenure.

Satterwhite is uncertain where he wants to take his future visits and does not have a decision date set yet. This will be a tough recruitment to win based on the talented programs seen in his top schools, but I expect Michigan State football to push for that top group.