Michigan State WR Ricky White earns huge honor for performance at Michigan
Michigan State receiver Ricky White was the best true freshman in the country for Week 2, according to Pro Football Focus.
He received a 90.6 grade and was named true freshman of the week for his performance against Michigan:
TRUE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Ricky White, Michigan State WR
🏈 90.6 grade
🏈 8 catches, 196 yards
🏈 1 TD pic.twitter.com/kUV02emAmv
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 2, 2020
White was completely unstoppable, catching eight passes for 196 yards and a touchdown. His yardage made up nearly 61 percent of quarterback Rocky Lombardi’s passing yards.
As it turns out, White may have been under-recruited. He’s a Marietta, Ga., native who was the No. 70 overall receiver in the class of 2020 according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Michigan State also got a big effort from true freshman running back Jordon Simmons. He finished with a team-high 55 rushing yards on 14 carries. Like White, Simmons went under the radar as a 3-star recruit and was the No. 43 overall running back in the 2020 recruiting cycle.
Michigan State plays at Iowa in Week 3 of Big Ten action.