Detroit DT gives verbal pledge to MSU, becomes fourth commit in 2021 class
Michigan State’s 2021 class is officially rolling. It took Mel Tucker some time to land his first commitment, but when the first domino fell last week, the Spartans have received a handful of pledges.
The latest was from three-star defensive tackle Derrick Harmon, a native of Detroit. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound lineman gave his verbal commitment to MSU, becoming the fourth player in the 2021 cycle to commit to Tucker and company. He made his announcement with a video on Twitter on Wednesday.
Blessed to be in the position i’m in
C O M M I T T E D pic.twitter.com/fnVET5gXQK
— Derrick Harmon (@DerrickHarmon20) April 15, 2020
Michigan State has been focusing on local talent during this recruiting cycle. Of the four recruits currently committed, three are in-state targets. Harmon joined Ethan Boyd and Davion Primm as local talents to commit to the Spartans.
Harmon is listed as one of the top 60 players at defensive tackle in the 2021 cycle and is the No. 31 player out of the state of Michigan. He picked Michigan State over offers from Memphis, Purdue and Ole Miss, among others.
With Harmon’s commitment, Michigan State’s 2021 class now ranks 43rd nationally, and still sits 13th in the B1G.