Michigan State has received its eighth commitment for the 2021 recruiting class.
It comes from 6-foot-6 offensive guard Kevin Wigenton out of Princeton, New Jersey. A 3-star prospect, Wigenton is rated as the No. 1,080 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s also the 24th-ranked offensive guard in the state of New Jersey, and the 41st ranked guard in the country.
Wigenton chose Michigan State over other schools like Tennessee, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Yale, and Indiana. Michigan State’s offensive line last season was injured and banged up all season long. The addition of a 6-6, 290-pound out-of-state prospect is a huge addition and win for first-year head coach Mel Tucker and staff.
— Kevin Wigenton II (@KevinWigenton71) April 27, 2020
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Michigan State had zero commitments on April 1. With the commitment of Wigenton on Monday, that makes it eight commits in 27 days for the new Michigan State coaching staff.
The commitment from Wigenton is much bigger than Michigan State fans realize, because it opens up the New Jersey pipeline for out-of-state recruiting on potential future recruits and prospects.
Entering the day, the Spartans had the 28th-ranked overall class for 2021, according to the Composite. Michigan State’s recruiting class is now ranked No. 27 in the nation. Among Big Ten schools, the Michigan State class ranks ninth.
Wigenton becomes the second offensive lineman to commit to the Spartans along with 3-star tackle Ethan Boyd. He becomes the sixth-highest rated member of the Spartans’ class.