Mel Tucker isn’t done assembling Michigan State’s 2022 recruiting class just yet. On Sunday, the Spartans received a big commitment to add talent to the wide receiver room.

Bernard, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver out of Henderson Nevada, announced his commitment to Michigan State on Sunday. He had previously pledged to Washington but has had a change of heart and will instead start his career in East Lansing.

Per 247Sports, Bernard is ranked as the No. 220 overall player in the 2022 recruiting class. He’s the No. 33 wide receiver and sits as the No. 5 prospect from Nevada.


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From 247Sports analyst Blair Angulo:

Muscular frame with strong lower body. Big-time pass-catcher and impressive athlete who excels in one on one matchups. Gains separation early in route and shows elite body control on the perimeter. Can high point the football and beat defenders over the top. Displays great feel for the position and natural pass-catching ability. Dangerous after the catch. Could improve overall speed. Potential multi-year starter, All-Conference type performer and NFL Draft Day 3 selection.

A dozen schools offered Bernard during the 2022 recruiting cycle. He picked Michigan State over Washington, Miami, Arizona State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State and Utah at the Power 5 level.

Bernard will become the sixth 4-star prospect to join Michigan State’s 2022 class, which ranks in the Top 25 nationally.