Weekly Michigan State Spartan Football Recruiting Review

Spartan Nation recaps all things Jonathan Smith, Michigan State Spartans football recruiting in this weekly Monday morning recap, keeping you updated with everything Green and White recruiting!
Michigan State's head coach Jonathan Smith looks on during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.
Michigan State's head coach Jonathan Smith looks on during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

The Michigan State Spartans are on the recruiting trail 24/7. Every Monday, Spartan Nation will bring you everything you need to be up to date on the goings on in Spartan football recruiting!

Spartan Nation brings you the current class of commits, prospects receiving the most recent offers and interest from the Green and White, along with important dates, such as when prospects will make their announcements!

*All ratings from 247Sports

2025 Recruiting Class Commits:

5-Stars: 0

4-Stars: 0

3-Stars: 14

QB Leo Hannan, Servite (CA), Position: 25, Commitment Date: Apr 22, 2024

LB DJ White, Orchard Lake St. Mary's (MI), Position: 69, Commitment Date: April 27, 2024

LB Di'Mari Malone, Dakota (MI), Position: 68, Commitment Date: May 12, 2024

TE Emmett Bork, Oconomowoc (WI), Position: 86, Commitment Date: May 13, 2024

RB Jace Clarizio, East Lansing (MI), Position: 44, Commitment Date: May 14, 2024

WR Braylon Collier, Perkins (OH), Position: 136, Commitment Date: June 7, 2024

IOL Drew Nichols, Murrieta Valley (CA), Position: 87, Commitment Date: June 10, 2024

WR Charles Taplin, Red Oak (TX), Position: 145, Commitment Date: June 14, 2024

TE Jayden Savoury, Orchard Lake St. Mary's (MI), Position: 47, Commitment Date: June 17, 2024

CB George Mullins, South Sumter (FL), Position: 62, Commitment Date: June 22, 2024

CB Aydan West, Quince Orchard (MD), Postion: 103, Commitment Date: June 25, 2024

OT Justin Bell, Dakota (MI), Position: 82, Commitment Date: June 26, 2024

DL Cal Thrush, Upper Arlington (OH), Position: 97, Commitment Date: June 26, 2024

DL Derrick Simmons, Frankenmuth (MI), Position: 66, Commitment Date: June 27th, 2024

2025 Commit Total: 14

Recent Offers


DL JJ Hanne, Santa Margarita Catholic (CA), Position: 137

6-foot-5, 280-pounds

19 offers


Another Recruiting Trail Loss

The Spartans lost out on three-star 2025 Ohio linebacker Grant Beerman on July 6th. He ended up choosing Big Ten-rival Purdue. It came down to the Boilermakers and Spartans, Beerman told me. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound linebacker has really good athleticism and could have been a versatile piece for defensive coordinator Joe Rossi.

Survival of the Fittest

The Spartans made the Top 11 for four-star 2026 running back KD Jones. The 17th-ranked running back in the 2026 class listed Michigan State with strong competition in Alabama, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oregon, and more. Jones had 2,205 all-purpose yards last season and 19 total touchdowns. Jones holds 22 offers, and it looks like half of those are out of the race now. The Spartans survived the 50 percent cut.

Looking Ahead

Per On3, the Spartans will be hosting four-star athlete David Davis at the end of July at SpartanDawg Con. Davis is the No. 19 athlete in the 2026 class and the 230th-ranked recruit overall. 2026 defensive back Camren Hamiel will also be at the event. Hamiel is the 51st cornerback in the class. Hamiel was offered in May.

Michael France is Sports Illustrated's Michigan State recruiting beat writer, covering all things Big Ten recruiting for Spartan Nation. Be sure to follow him on Twitter/X@michaelfrancesi for exclusive Spartans recruiting coverage.

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Michael France