Once the first domino fell in the month of April the commitments began pouring in for Mel Tucker and Michigan State. It continued this week, as the Spartans added their eighth commitment of the month.
Michigan State received a verbal pledge from three-star offensive guard Kevin Wigenton, a native of Princeton, New Jersey. He’s the second offensive lineman to commit to the Spartans, as well as the second player from the East Coast region.
Wigenton made his announcement with a post on Twitter on Monday.
“Spartan Nation,” Wigenton wrote on Twitter. “I’m coming home!!! 1000% Committed.”
— Kevin Wigenton II (@KevinWigenton71) April 27, 2020
247Sports has Wigenton listed as a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman who is one of the top 25 players out of the state of New Jersey. Among offensive guards, he ranks No. 41 per the Composite Rankings.
Wigenton had 12 other offers along with Michigan State, but chose the Spartans over Indiana, Maryland, Pitt, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, among others. He joins a 2021 class which will be Tucker’s first as the head coach in East Lansing.
Michigan State now ranks 26th in the national recruiting rankings and is No. 9 in the B1G. Even though recruiting limitations have been placed on college football coaches, Tucker and his staff are finding ways to land quality prospects.