With the 2018 season on its way, Michigan State recruiting has 16 verbal commitments for its 2019 class.
The early signing period begins on Dec. 19 which gives the Spartans a little over four months to add those final pieces to what is already shaping up to be an impressive class. Here are the biggest positions of need that Michigan State should focus on before National Signing Day.
The Spartans currently have three quarterbacks on scholarship heading into the 2018 season, although after junior starter Brian Lewerke there is not an abundance of experience.
Backup Rocky Lombardi is a redshirt freshman and incoming true freshman Theo Day are waiting in the wings. This lack of experience makes it that much more important for Michigan State to land a signal-caller in this recruiting cycle.
While it seemed that 4-star Dwan Mathis (Oak Park, Mich.) was the future at the position, his flip to Ohio State leaves the Spartans with little time to find a replacement for this class. 3-star Sam Saxton who was a target of Michigan State, announced his commitment to Southern Mississippi last week.
One of the bigger commitments for the 2019 class was that of Flint Carman-Ainsworth defensive end Michael Fletcher. Even so, the position of defensive line is still one that could use some depth.
3-star defensive end Darius Robinson (Canton, Mich.), who holds an offer from the Spartans, recently announced his top seven schools which included Michigan State.
SO THANKFUL AND BLESSED TO BE PUT IN THIS OPPORTUNITY CAN NOT WAIT TO MAKE THIS THING OFFICIAL ON MY BIRTHDAY SEPTEMBER 13 🎈 Here are my top schools ……Hear the exclusive interview on “Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora” this Tues, Jun 26, at 10:15amET: https://t.co/kyGkoCYQOc pic.twitter.com/CevVZaRyLY
— Darius Robinson🌹 (@Darius5Robinson) June 26, 2018
Another target is 6-4 defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson (Springfield, Ohio) who after cutting his list of top schools down to five, received offers from SEC schools Florida and Georgia. Gibson is planning on announcing his commitment on Sept. 19.