Michigan State Football Makes Top-5 for Three-Star WDE Popeye Williams

Popeye Williams, a 2022 three-star defensive end, listed Michigan State in his top-5 schools.
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EAST LANSING – Last August, Mel Tucker and the Michigan State Spartans set their sights on a talented defensive end out of Indiana.

The Spartans' interest might pay off soon.

Popeye Williams, a 2022 three-star weakside defensive end, listed MSU in his top-5 schools alongside Nebraska, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Purdue.

"After a great conversation with @CoachRonBurton, I am blessed to receive an offer from Michigan State University," Williams wrote via Twitter.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound pass rusher is the No. 10 ranked player in his home state and a top-25 prospect for the '22 recruiting class.

Williams also holds offers from Alabama, Penn State, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin.

2021 Michigan State Commits

  • East Lansing (Mich.) High 3-star offensive tackle Ethan Boyd
  • St. Joseph Regional (NJ) High 3-star offensive guard Geno VanDeMark
  • Independence CC (KS) 3-star offensive tackle Brandon Baldwin
  • Warren Mott (Mich.) High 3-star strong-side defensive end Tyson Watson
  • Grad Transfer defensive end from Duke, Drew Jordan
  • Transfer cornerback from North Greenville, Kendall Brooks
  • Venice (Fla.) High 3-star cornerback Charles Brantley
  • Venice (Fla.) High 3-star cornerback Steffan Johnson
  • Transfer cornerback from Florida, Chester Kimbrough
  • Walk-on cornerback from Wheaton College, Spencer Rowland
  • Glenville (Ohio) High 3-star safety Michael Gravely
  • Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) High 3-star safety AJ Kirk
  • All Saints Episcopal (Texas) High 3-star quarterback Hampton Fay
  • Grad Transfer quarterback from Temple, Anthony Russo
  • Transfer wide receiver from Louisville, Christian Fitzpatrick
  • Loyola (Mich.) High 3-star defensive tackle Derrick Harmon
  • Pearl-Cohn (TN.) High 3-star defensive end Alex Okelo
  • DeMatha Catholic (Md.) High 3-star cornerback Antoine Booth
  • Opelousas (LA) Catholic School 4-star wide receiver Keon Coleman
  • Oak Park (Mich.) High 3-star running back Davion Primm
  • Transfer running back from Auburn, Harold Joiner III
  • Transfer running back from Wake Forest, Kenneth Walker III
  • Transfer offensive lineman from Arkansas State, Jarrett Horst
  • Florence (AL) High 3-star outside linebacker Carson Casteel
  • North Forney (Texas) High 3-star tight end Kameron Allen
  • Hun School (NJ) High 3-star offensive guard Kevin Wigenton
  • Bishop Gorman (NV) High 4-star outside linebacker Ma'a Gaoteote
  • PWO transfer linebacker from Army, Samih Beydoun
  • Transfer linebacker from Michigan, Ben VanSumeren
  • Transfer linebacker from Minnesota, Itayvion Brown
  • Chandler (AZ) High 2-star long snapper Hank Pepper
  • Norwalk (Ohio) High 5-star kicker Garrison Smith

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