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Michigan State's head coach Jonathan Smith leaves the file after the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
MSU Recruiting

What Separates Current MSU Football Staff From the Mel Tucker Era in Recruiting

The Michigan State Spartans and their head coach Jonathan Smith have made it their goal to recapture their status as a top in-state recruiting power. One prep school coach thinks it's "refreshing."

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West Bloomfield defensive back BJ Rankin (21) and Maxwell Hairston (22) celebrate the 41-0 win over Davison during the MHSAA Division 1 final at Ford Field, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.
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Elite MSU, Michigan Football Players Share Interesting History

The Michigan State Spartans have a former blue-chip safety in Dillon Tatum, a West Bloomfield standout. The Michigan Wolverines have one, too, and they both helped win a state championship.

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Jalen Nailor sports the Spartans 'S' helmet during warmups before Michigan State's football game against Nebraska on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.

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MSU Recruiting

Jonathan Smith, MSU Football Set to Make Move For ATH Target

The Michigan State Spartans are targeting the state of Ohio heavily for 2026 recruits. They haven't offered defensive back and wide receiver Emoni Smith just yet, but they have an opportunity to later this month.

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Olentangy   s Kaden Gebhardt (34) catches a touchdown pass while Dublin Jerome   s Patrick Nally (9) defends during a first-round Division I playoff game Oct. 28.

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MSU Recruiting

Big Opportunity with Top Jonathan Smith, MSU Football Target in Late July

The Michigan State Spartans are targeting Ohio safety Kaden Gebhardt a four-star 2026 prospect. Gebhardt recently announced some good news for the Spartans, who are looking to get ahead in his recruitment.

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Orchard Lake St. Mary   s Trey McKenney drives the lane against Ann Arbor Huron   s Mohamed Doumbouya during the Michigan High School Athletic Association boys basketball Division 1 semifinal at Breslin Center in East Lansing on Friday, March 15, 2024. OLSM won, 82-42.
MSU Recruiting

Big News Coming Soon From Top Tom Izzo, MSU Basketball Target

Trey McKenney is one of the best basketball players in the 2025 class and a top priority for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. He just disclosed some important news for his recruitment...

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Cass Tech defender Cashus Shivers tries to tackle Southfield A&T defensive back Paydon Jones during first half action Saturday, August 26, 2023.
MSU Recruiting

EXCLUSIVE: Top Two-Way Jonathan Smith, MSU Football Target On Difference From Previous Staff

Cashus Shivers is one of the best 2025 prospects in the state of Michigan. He has been offered twice by Michigan State. In this Spartan Nation exclusive, Shivers discusses the differences between the previous and current staffs.

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Oct 12, 2019; Madison, WI, USA; Michigan State Spartans logo on footballs during warmups prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
MSU Recruiting

EXCLUSIVE: Eye-Opening Way Prep School Helped Jonathan Smith, MSU Football in Recruiting

When it comes to the 2025 class, perhaps no school provided Michigan State with more than Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep. In this Spartan Nation exclusive, find out how St. Mary's helped Jonathan Smith beyond providing him with their own talent.

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Michigan State's Maliq Carr and the Spartans sport the gruff Sparty helmet for the game against Indiana on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.

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MSU Recruiting

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Smith, MSU Football Commit's Mindset at Recent Summer Competition

Jayden Savoury is the No. 1 tight end in Michigan for 2025. Since June, he has been a Michigan State commit. In this Spartan Nation exclusive, Savoury discusses his mindset during a 7-on-7 and communication with the Spartans.

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Michigan State defensive coordinator Joe Rossi, right, talks with offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
MSU Recruiting

EXCLUSIVE: How 7-on-7 Was Measuring Stick For Jonathan Smith, MSU Football Commit

Three-star linebacker DJ White was the second 2025 commit for the Michigan State Spartans. In this Spartan Nation exclusive, he discusses his approach to 7-on-7 competition.

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March 21, 2024, Charlotte, NC, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo gestures against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
MSU Recruiting

Tom Izzo, MSU Basketball Potentially Interested in Dual-Sport Phenom?

Kendre Harrison is the top tight end in the 2026 class and one of its best power forwards, too. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo might be interested in the two-sport star...

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Trey Cosnowski signals Orchard Lake St. Mary's recovered a fumble against Catholic Central. Detroit Catholic Central falls to Orchard Lake St. Mary's 13-0 in the Catholic League Bishop Championship on Oct. 26 at Eastern Michigan.

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MSU Recruiting

How 3 Jonathan Smith, MSU Football Commits Became Teammates at Prep School

Orchard Lake St. Mary's gave three recruits to Michigan State head coach Jonathan Smith. In this Spartan Nation exclusive, the Eaglets' recruiting coordinator Greg Dixon explained how they landed on his radar.

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Michigan State's head coach Jonathan Smith gives a thumbs up to the crowd as he enters the field during the football Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
MSU Recruiting

Top International Jonathan Smith, MSU Football Target Planning Visit

Emmanuel Nwaiwu is a 2025 defensive lineman from Montreal, Quebec. Nwaiwu was offered by Michigan State in June and now he is planning a big step in his relationship with the Green and White.

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