EAST LANSING, Mich. — One more weekend down, one more to go before National Signing Day on Feb. 1.
Michigan State spent the weekend hosting six recruits: one commit and five targets. Land of 10 will provide analysis and updates on the visitors Sunday. Check the bottom of this story throughout the afternoon and evening for the latest on their trips.
Here’s an overview of the recruits who came to campus.
3-star Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) WR Raheem Blackshear
Although Blackshear remains committed to Temple, Michigan State has to feel good about its chances. The Spartans see him as a potential replacement for outgoing senior R.J. Shelton, who played in the slot and occasionally took some carries. Blackshear told Land of 10 he could commit at any time, so it could be on his visit if he feels it’s the right fit.
3-star Massillon (Ohio) Perry OL Matt Carrick
Carrick is the only Michigan State commit scheduled to take his official visit. He planned to do so last weekend, but a wrestling meet pushed it back. His presence likely will be important as a guide to the uncommitted prospects. He will be the last of the Spartans’ 18 commits to take his official visit.
2-star Ruben S. Ayala (Chino, Calif.) CB Emmanuel Flowers
Michigan State has a good chance here. Flowers has received the vast majority of his offers from West Coast schools, but he said location will not be a factor. He has been intrigued by the talk of a family atmosphere at MSU and the possibility to play both ways. It would be a bit of a surprise to see him commit on this visit, though. He still has a UCLA visit and plans to announce on or near signing day.
3-star Chandler (Ariz.) WR Johnny Johnson III
The most recent offer in the class, Johnson had been picking up interest for just over a month and quickly planned an official visit. He’s committed to Oregon, but he chose the Ducks before the firing of coach Mark Helfrich. He would be an intriguing late addition if the Spartans could pull it off.
3-star Bethel (Hampton, Va.) ATH Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
The Virginia commit wants to see East Lansing before making a final decision. Michigan State sees him at strong safety or outside linebacker, possibly a hybrid. Regardless, the Spartans like the length and speed he could provide to their defense.
2-star Westlake (Atlanta) CB Tre Person
He is committed to Georgia State, but Person told Land of 10 his Michigan State offer opened up new doors. He had not previously received a Power 5 offer, which made the Spartans’ offer particularly special. Should he be impressed with his visit, he said, Michigan State likely would move to the top of his list.