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Michigan State football working hard to flip 4-star Florida RB commit

Mel Tucker is cooking.



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Michigan State football is working hard to flip one of the top running backs in the 2024 class from Florida.

Mel Tucker has seen all of the Michigan State football fans hitting the panic button this week and he decided to just put his head down and keep working.

Not only is he going to have a heavy hand in the portal for the next month, or so, he’s also hosting a number of top recruits for official visits in June.

But he’s not stopping there. He’s pushing for some of the top players in the 2024 class to potentially flip and he’s had luck doing that in the past with the likes of Katin Houser, Caleb Coley, Ma’a Gaoteote, and Sam Leavitt.

This time, it could be a four-star Florida running back commit.

Tucker offered four-star running back Kahnen Daniels on Wednesday and the West Point, Miss., product looks like he’s soaring to the top of the recruiting board for the Michigan State staff.

This seems to be a relatively new name on the recruiting board, but it feels like Michigan State stands a decent chance as it’s the only program listed as “cool” for him under the interest level outside of Florida on 247Sports just one day after an offer.

And that’s fairly impressive considering he has a heck of an offer sheet. In fact, Daniels holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Oregon, and Texas A&M to go along with Florida and MSU.

Daniels is ranked the No. 339 overall recruit and 28th-best running back in the 2024 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He also has a college-ready frame at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds.

If Tucker can flip Daniels from SEC country, that would (almost) make up for the losses of Audric Estime and Kedrick Reescano in the last two classes.

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.