The Michigan State Spartans have added another recruit to the 2020 class, as three-star running back Donovan Eaglin has verbally committed to the football program.
The Manvel, Texas product is listed as the No. 96 running back in the 2020 class, as well as the No. 225 player overall in his home state, by 247Sports. He does not currently rank in the Composite, however, that will likely change soon now that he is committed to a Power Five program.
The 5-foot-11, 215 tailback wasn’t heavily recruited by other schools, despite rushing for 1,584 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior, on his way to first-team all district honors. He has had interest from Oklahoma State, Arkansas and others, though. Eaglin’s high school coaches gush about him — both as a player and person.
Eaglin officially visited the East Lansing campus on the weekend of Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 and was offered by the Spartans then. He listed his finalists as Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Lamar.
Running back is a key position of need for the Spartans’ future. With National Signing Day next week on Feb. 5, Eaglin is expected to be joined by fellow three-star halfback Jordon Simmons, three-star defensive end Jasiyah Robinson and transfer long snapper Nolan Rossback, as all are expected to sign their letters of intent with MSU. The Spartans still have time to add more players before the deadline as well.
Michigan State’s 2020 class now stands at 23 total players. Eaglin joins Darius Snow as the only two recruits from Texas, and he is the 10th offensive player to be added to the group. Eaglin and Simmons are the only two running backs in the 2020 haul.
Check out Eaglin’s highlights below: