5-star DE in 2023 class includes Michigan State in Top 6
Jayden Wayne, one of the best overall prospects in the 2023 recruiting class, is giving Michigan State some serious consideration.
Friday, the 5-star edge out of Tacoma, Wash. revealed the six schools he’s still considering to 247Sports. Wayne has Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan State and Oregon among the top candidates for his commitment.
Wayne is listed as a 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end. He ranks as a Top 30 overall player for the 2023 cycle and is the No. 3 edge player, per 247Sports composite rankings.
Good 1st step and burst off the ball. Gains ground and causes the tackle to be immediately stressed by his penetration. Very good pad level which gives the defender little area to strike as he is rushing the passer or playing the run. Shows a good motor and want-to in chasing plays with nice lateral movement. Good agility and quickness, he is light on his feet and is a smooth effortless player. Rips off of blocks and does a good job in pursuit. With added strength and technique improvement he has all the tools you want in an elite defensive lineman. You are exposed to how good an overall athlete he is when you watch him play wide receiver.
Below are some of Wayne’s highlights from the high school level:
Michigan State currently has commitments from 6 players in the 2023 recruiting class. The Spartans sit No. 22 nationally.