Michigan State Football Lands 2021 Safety AJ Kirk

McLain Moberg

On Tuesday night, Michigan State football head coach Mel Tucker hinted the Spartans landed a verbal commit saying, "No better way to wrap up a work day. #21BuiltStrong.”

It turns out MSU did add another player to their 2021 recruiting class in safety AJ Kirk out of Columbus, Ohio.

The 6-foot-0, 200-pound defensive back is the younger brother of former Ohio State Buckeye and Super Bowl champion, Mike Doss.

Kirk announced his commitment via Instagram:

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"I am beyond blessed to be able to say I am committed to Michigan State University."

The SI All-American Candidate features "Above-average speed. Plants and drives to football with impressive fluidity and acceleration. Smooth cutter; wastes little motion while adjusting on the move."

He held offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Florida, Notre Dame, and Kentucky before choosing the Spartans.

"Head always up, reading quarterback's eyes and guard keys. Rarely fooled in coverage as center fielder. Quick to offer support from the deep defensive backfield in the run game. Comfortable tracking ball in the air," SI All-American said.

2021 Michigan State Commits

  • East Lansing (Mich.) High 3-star offensive tackle Ethan Boyd
  • St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) High 4-star offensive guard Geno VanDeMark
  • Warren Mott (Mich.) High 3-star strong-side defensive end Tyson Watson
  • Venice (Fla.) High 3-star cornerback Charles Brantley
  • Glenville (Ohio) High 3-star safety Michael Gravely
  • Scotlandville Magnet (L.A.) High 3-star safety Jah'von Grigsby
  • Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) High 3-star safety AJ Kirk
  • All Saints Episcopal (Texas) High 3-star quarterback Hampton Fay
  • Loyola (Mich.) High 3-star defensive tackle Derrick Harmon
  • Pearl-Cohn (T.N.) High 3-star defensive end Alex Okelo
  • DeMatha Catholic (Md.) High 3-star cornerback Antoine Booth
  • Oak Park (Mich.) High 3-star running back Davion Primm
  • St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) High 3-star running back Audric Estime
  • North Forney (Texas) High 3-star tight end Kameron Allen
  • Hun School (N.J.) High 3-star offensive guard Kevin Wigenton
  • ProKick Australia unranked punter Mark Vassett

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