Michigan State is hard at work on its 2019 recruiting class with seven total commits so far. One position that will be a crucial one for the Spartans is the defensive line.
While they did receive a commitment from 3-star defensive end Adam Berghorst (Zeeland, Mich.) on April 29, there is more work to be done. The Spartans targeting two of the top defensive lineman in the class of 2019.
One of those targets is 4-star defensive end Michael Fletcher (Flint Carman-Ainsworth, Mich.). Fletcher seems to be favoring the Spartans at the moment and could be announcing his commitment soon.
3-star defensive back Marcus Fuqua made a post about his upcoming commitment date in June, and apparently Fletcher is eying the same month as well. The 6-6 and 240 pound strong side end has been long sought after by several top programs. Some of these include Big Ten schools Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State.
Heading down to Cincinnati
Another target for head coach Mark Dantonio comes from a very familiar territory in Cincinnati. Dantonio has gained a foothold in the area since his coaching days in Cincinnati and he has continued to recruit Southern Ohio extensively. 4-star defensive tackle Jowon Briggs from Walnut Hills High School has gained increased interest from multiple schools over the last few months. The lineman has offers from some of the nation’s top programs including from Michigan State.
At 6-2 and 275 pounds, Briggs is a consensus top-100 recruit according to 247 Sports. Briggs is also one of the top interior defensive lineman for the class of 2019. According to a recent interview with Rival’s Michigan State reporter Jim Comparoni, the Spartans have their foot in the door and Briggs is still considering what he wants as a college athlete. With offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State, the dominant defensive tackle has no shortage of suitors.