Admittedly, we’re a day late on this story, but Michigan State added another recruit to the 2020 football class yesterday. Three-star defensive end Avery Dunn has verbally pledged to the Spartans.
Dunn is listed at 6-feet-4-inches tall, and 216 pounds. Coming out of Shaker Heights, this commitment continues to build upon the strong pipeline Mark Dantonio and the MSU football program has in the state of Ohio. Dunn is the sixth player from the Buckeye State in the 2020 class, which is by far the majority in the 19-member class thus far.
Dunn is the the fifth defensive linemen in the class — all of which are listed as defensive ends — and 10th defensive player. He joins fellow edge rushers Simeon Barrow Jr., Kyle King, Chris Mayfield and Jeff Pietrowski.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Dunn is the No. 67 weak-side defensive end in his class. He also ranks as the No. 53 player in Ohio. Rivals, on the other hand, also rates Dunn as a three-star prospect, but at the outside linebacker position. So there may be some position versatility here.
The Shaker Heights standout had additional offers from West Virginia, Central Michigan, Akron, Toledo, Ball State, Kent State, Eastern Kentucky, Robert Morris, Fordham and Youngstown State. Michigan State extended a scholarship to Dunn in late September.
Dunn is the second commit the Spartans received this week, after three-star offensive tackle Justin Stevens committed on Monday.