Another of Michigan’s new state transfers is on the radar for a national price.
Offensive tackle Jarrett Horst, who joined the Spartans in January after being transferred from the state of Arkansas, was one of 80 players named on the Outland Trophy watchlist. The annual award is given to the best offensive or interior defensive lineman in the country.
The watch list includes 26 offensive tackles, 26 guards, 16 crosses and 13 defensive tackles. The winner will be revealed in December at ESPN’s Home Depot College Football Awards. The only previous winner of the MSU Outland Trophy was goaltender Ed Bagdon in 1949.
Hailing from Middleton, Wisconsin, 6-foot-6, 310 pounds, Horst’s college football journey began at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa. From there he moved to the State of Arkansas, where he started 18 straight games and won third team All-Sun Belt honors in 2019. After the head coach left of Red Wolves Blake Anderson and his team, Horst also decided to move elsewhere, and a line of top contenders quickly formed once he entered the transfer portal.
MSU secured his enlistment and he arrived in time to complete winter practice and Spring Ball with the Spartans. Horst is expected to claim a starting position at either tackle point this fall.
“Finding those kinds of guys, those tackles is a bonus,” MSU offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic said in the spring. “There’s a reason it was in the portal and it was offered by Texas immediately and then you had OU and Florida State and people like that – everyone jumped in because these guys are hard to get.” find. He played at a high level at Arkansas State. He is playing with an advantage. It completes the block, which you love to see, as not all O linemen play that way naturally. He’s two, maybe three. So, that was all benefits, I thought, for him to come here and compete for a job and add to our depth. “
Horst was classified by 247Sports as transfer n ° 136 this offseason. Three other new Spartans made it to the top 150 – running back Kenneth Walker III (No.95), linebacker Quavaris Crouch (99) and linebacker Itayvion Brown (116).