Michigan State landed its fifth recruit for the 2021 cycle this afternoon, as strong-side defensive end Tyson Watson gave his commitment to the Spartans. Tyson, a 6-6, 270 pound 3* from Warren Mott (MI) HS, is the 16th best prospect in Michigan and the 39th best defensive end overall. Tyson chose Michigan State over Tennessee, Iowa State, Iowa, and Indiana.
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Building the Rush
Tyson grew up a Michigan fan and jokingly told me, “Well, it looks like I’m going to have to throw away all my Michigan gear, because I absolutely hate them now”. That never gets old and is always music to Michigan State fans’ ears. Tyson was recruited by the previous regime, but didn’t receive an offer until Mel Tucker took over as head coach. The commitments Michigan State received from Derrick Harmon and Tyson Watson show the priority the new staff places on in-state pass rushers.
Why East Lansing?
Tyson confirmed to me a week ago of his decision. I went ahead and asked him the question that all Spartan fans wanted to know. What was the determining factor in choosing the Spartans? His response was “My relationship with Coach Burton. He always believed in me whether it was in the classroom or on the field.” Doing good in the classroom and being productive on the football field is not easy to do, and something fans should not take for granted. I asked Tyson Watson what keeps him motivated every day to be great. He responded, “Football is the only thing that I love to do. I want to be the best at it, so I work hard and grind every day.”