Carrollwood Day (Tampa, Fla.) 2023 four-star offensive lineman Clay Wedin committed to Michigan State on Tuesday evening, becoming the second four-star commitment of the day for Mel Tucker and his staff.
The 6-foot-6, 295-pounder is the No. 347 ranked prospect in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He's also ranked No. 21 among interior offensive lineman prospects, and the No. 69 recruit out of the state of Florida.
Wedin committed to offensive line coach and primary recruiter Chris Kapilovic following an official visit this past weekend in East Lansing. Tucker was directly involved in this recruitment as well.
The four-star O-lineman has an official visit to Auburn scheduled for June 24, though it's currently uncertain is those plans have changed now that Wedin has committed to Michigan State. Wedin had around 35 offers from FBS schools, and had taken multiple visits to UCF and Miami recently.
Offers for Wedin included many of the top brands in college football, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and many others.
Wedin was the Spartans' second commitment in a matter of hours on June 14, joining Texas four-star cornerback Jaylon Braxton who committed earlier today. The pair of recruits were the fourth and fifth four-star prospects to commit to Michigan State in the last seven days, and brings the Spartans total to eight four-star commits in the Class of 2023.
With the commitments of Wedin and Braxton, Michigan State's 2023 class ranking moved up to No. 8 in the country, directly ahead of powerhouses Georgia and Clemson.
Kapilovic has now secured two offensive linemen in this recruiting cycle, with Wedin joining Detroit King's Johnathan Slack as the newest members of the "Juice Squad" — MSU's nickname for the O-line room. Kapilovic is actively recruiting a few more top 2023 prospects to add to the class.
Tucker and his staff continue to have rarely-before-seen success on the recruiting trail in East Lansing. The Spartans signed five four-stars in the class of 2022, which was more than Michigan State's three previous recruiting classes combined.
While the Spartans have not signed more than five four-stars in one class since 2016, when former head coach Mark Dantonio used the momentum of his third Big Ten Championship to sign nine four-star prospects, it's looking more and more likely that the 2023 class could eclipse that number.
Michigan State verbal commitments, Class of 2023
- Four-star DL Andrew Depaepe; Pleasant Valley High School; Bettendorf, Iowa; No. 161 nationally, No. 23 Defensive Lineman, No. 2 in state of Iowa
- Four-star LB Jordan Hall; IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.; No. 197 nationally, No. 14 Linebacker, No. 39 in state of Florida
- Four-star CB Jaylon Braxton; Lone Star High School; Frisco, Texas; No. 245 nationally, No. 27 Cornerback; No. 44 in the state of Texas
- Four-star TE Brennan Parachek; Dexter High School; Dexter, Mich.; No. 330 nationally, No. 18 Tight End, No. 6 in state of Michigan
- Four-star CB Chance Rucker; Ryan High School; Denton, Texas; No. 334 nationally, No. 33 Cornerback; No. 57 in state of Texas
- Four-star WR Demitrius Bell; Blackman High School; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; No. 346 nationally, No. 22 Wide Receiver; No. 8 in state of Tennessee
- Four-star RB Kedrick Reescano; New Caney High School; New Caney, Texas; No. 347 nationally, No. 23 Running Back; No. 61 in state of Texas
- Four-star IOL Clay Wedin; Carrollwood Day High School; Tampa, Fla.; No. 374 nationally, No. 21 Interior Offensive Lineman, No. 69 in state of Florida
- Three-star IOL Johnathan Slack; Martin Luther King High School; Detroit, Mich.; No. 523 nationally, No. 35 Interior Offensive Lineman, No. 12 in state of Michigan
- Three-star QB Bo Edmundson; Lake Travis High School; Austin, Texas; No. 707 nationally, No. 36 Quarterback, No. 126 in state of Texas
- Three-star CB Eddie Pleasant III; Carrollwood Day High School; Tampa, Fla.; No. 823 nationally, No. 71 Cornerback; No. 117 in state of Florida