Mel Tucker traveled down to SEC country and is returning to East Lansing with one of the top players out of the state of Louisiana.

Michigan State received a verbal pledge from 3-star safety Jah’von Grigsby on Friday, becoming the 14th member of the Spartans’ 2021 class. Grigsby, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound defensive back, is a Baton Rouge native and ranks as one of the top 20 players out of the state of Louisiana.

Grigsby posted to Twitter on Friday to make his announcement official.

Grigsby is a two-sport athlete at the high school level, also participated in track. He put up some big numbers on the football field during the 2019 season at the high school level, collecting 66 tackles, 4 fumble recovers and 2 interceptions, including a pick-six.

Several Power 5 programs expressed interest in Grigsby. But the Louisiana native selected Michigan State over offers from Indiana, Purdue, Auburn, Kansas, Louisville and Miami. Grigsby also held several Group of 5 offers.

Per 247Sports, Grigsby ranks as the No. 19 overall player in Louisiana and is the No. 52 safety in the class.

With Grigsby’s commitment, Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class ranks 61st nationally and 13th in the B1G.