It’s been a very tough two months for Michigan State football, and the blows keep coming.
On Thursday, New Caney (Texas) four-star running back Kedrick Reescano announced his disengagement from the Spartans via Twitter. Ranked No. 174 in the nation by 247Sports composite rankings, Reescano was the third-highest-ranked player in Michigan State‘s Class of 2023.
Reescano committed to Michigan State in January of this year, recently after head coach Mel Tucker rehired Effrem Reed to be MSU’s new running backs coach. Reescano is considered the No. 7 running back in the nation and is ranked No. 32 in Texas State.
Despite the high schooler’s commitment to the Spartans, Reescano made recent visits to Ole Miss and Oklahoma State this month, and his commitment to Michigan State has been known to waver for some time. . The Texas native said the Spartans remain in his top group, but Tucker and Reed have their work cut out to bring Reescano back into the fold of the 2023 class.
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Reescano is the second four-star prospect of 2023 to opt out of Michigan State this month. Back on October 10, Carrollwood Day (Tampa, Fla.) four-star offensive lineman Clay Wedin also announced he was reopening his draft. Four days later, Wedin signed with the Auburn Tigers.
Michigan State’s Class of 2023, which was ranked in the nation’s Top 10 this summer, slipped to No. 31 in the nation following the loss of Wedin and Reescano. The Spartans still have eight committed four-star prospects, the most in a single class since MSU signed nine four-stars in the 2016 class.
There are ups and downs in every recruiting cycle, especially among programs competing for the nation’s top talent. Tucker has made it clear that he wants to recruit at a level never seen before at East Lansing. The third-year head coach has had some success, but Michigan State has lost momentum in recent months.
It will be interesting to see how the Spartans can recover, both on the football field and on the recruiting track, ahead of National Signing Day in December.
Michigan State Verbal Commitments, Class of 2023
- EDGE Bai Jobe four stars; Community Christian School; Norman, Okla.; #73 National, #10 EDGE, #1 Oklahoma State
- DL four star Andrew Depaepe; Pleassant Valley Secondary School; Bettendorf, Iowa; No. 153 nationally, No. 22 defensive lineman, No. 3 at Iowa State
- DL four star Jalen Thompson; Cass Technical High School; Detroit, Michigan; No. 215 nationally, No. 33 defensive lineman, No. 3 at Michigan State
- LB Jordan Hall four stars; IMG Academy; Bradenton, Florida; No. 223 nationally, No. 18 linebacker, No. 45 Florida State
- Stanton Ramil four star OT; Thompson High School; Alabaster, Alabama; No. 231 nationally, No. 21 Offensive Tackle, No. 18 at Alabama State
- TE Brennan Parachek four star; Dexter High School; Dexter, Michigan; No. 303 nationally, No. 16 Tight End, No. 5 Michigan State
- IOL four star Cole Dellinger; Clarkston High School; Clarkston, Michigan; No. 344 nationally, No. 16 interior offensive lineman, No. 6 at Michigan State
- CB Chance Rucker four stars; Ryan High School; Denton, TX; No. 397 nationally, No. 39 cornerback; No. 67 in the State of Texas
- Three Star IOL Johnathan Slack; Martin Luther King High School; Detroit, Michigan; No. 584 nationally, No. 45 interior offensive lineman, No. 13 at Michigan State
- CB Colton three star hoodie; Eagles Landing Christian Academy; McDonough, Georgia; No. 732 nationally, No. 75 cornerback, No. 68 in Georgia State
- Three-star QB Bo Edmundson; Lake Travis High School; Austin, TX; No. 803 nationally, No. 39 quarterback, No. 147 in Texas State
- Three Star CB Eddie Pleasant III; Carrollwood Day High School; Tampa, Florida; No. 818 nationally, No. 79 cornerback; No. 121 in the state of Florida