Spring ball is a time for younger, less experienced players to shine. It gives them an opportunity to prove they belong on the field when fall rolls around. In East Lansing, running back Davion Primm is making his case.

The redshirt freshman is making the most of his opportunity this spring. Though the Spartans have a deep running back room with Jalen Berger, Elijah Collins and Jordon Simmons, Primm is standing out through spring ball.

“I’m not putting him in the hall of fame or anything,” head coach Mel Tucker said. per the Detroit Free Press. “You ask about players that have gotten better. He’s flashing. There’s a player alert.”

Primm, an in-state 3-star recruit from the 2021 class, redshirted his first season with the Spartans. This could be the first crack he gets at playing time, especially with some question marks in the backfield.

Yes, Michigan State has plenty of capable players at running back but replacing Kenneth Walker III is no easy task. There’s a chance the offense has to rely on multiple backs to produce the same kind of success it had a year ago on the ground.

There’s certainly a long time between now and the start of fall camp, but Primm has at least turn some heads in spring ball. He’s going to be a player to keep an eye on as the 2022 season comes closer.