The Michigan State Spartans have added the 18th commit to the 2020 recruiting class, as three-star offensive tackle Justin Stevens has verbally committed to the football program.
Stevens is actually Canadian, and originally hails from Nova Scotia. He played his prep ball for Clarkson Football North in Mississauga, Ontario — a program which strives to keep Canada’s best high school athletes in the country.
At 6-feet-6-inches tall, 285 pounds, Stevens is a big prospect who can play tackle (likely on the right side) or guard at the college level. He is a developmental prospect with a lot of potential, as he has only been playing American football for a couple of years.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Stevens is the No. 129 tackle prospect in his class, and the No. 3 player in Ontario. Stevens is the first offensive tackle in MSU’s 2020 class. He joins offensive guard Dallas Fincher as the only two offensive linemen in the group. Fincher is also a three-star prospect.
In addition to Michigan State, Stevens held offers from Indiana, Syracuse, Connecticut, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Maine, UMass, Fordham and Coastal Carolina. He announced his top-five on Twitter just yesterday, but apparently already knew East Lansing was the place for him.
Stevens was initially committed to Eastern Michigan. After gathering offers from bigger programs, he decommited from the Eagles on Nov. 14. MSU first took a look at Stevens during a camp in June. He then came to campus for an unofficial visit in early September, and then returned to East Lansing last week when Mark Dantonio and company offered him a scholarship.