The 2020 recruiting class for the Michigan State Spartans has grown to five players, as three-star defensive end Kyle King has committed to MSU. King announced his decision on Friday night.
King, who plays at New Palestine High School in Indiana, stands at 6-feet-4-inches tall and weighs 242 pounds. He is both the first commit from the Hoosier State, and first defensive end, in MSU’s 2020 class.
King is listed as the 12th highest-rated player in Indiana, regardless of position, and the No. 57 strong-side defensive end in the nation.
He held offers from Purdue, Indiana, Air Force, Navy, Tulane and several Mid-American Conference schools. It did not take King long to commit to Michigan State, though, as the Spartans just offered him on June 7.
In 2018, King helped lead New Palestine High School to an undefeated season and Class 5A state championship. He had an incredible season, as his junior season highlight video reveals King had 71 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, seven pass breakups and one forced fumble — those are some eye-popping numbers.
Joining four-star safety Darius Snow, along with guard Dallas Fincher, wide receiver Ian Stewart and tight end Tommy Guajardo (all three-stars), King adds to a recruiting class that currently ranks 59th nationally, but seems to be built on prototypical Mark Dantonio players.
Below is the aforementioned highlight video. It’s easy to see King’s strength and knack for getting into the backfield while watching this.